Just looked through the source of the theme that the end-user sees... From what I can tell, Danland has the following in the head section:

<head profile="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/vocab">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/sites/example.com/themes/example/favicon.ico" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon" />
<meta name="Generator" content="Drupal 7 (http://drupal.org)" />
<title>Welcome to www.example.com | www.example.com</title>
<style type="text/css" media="all">
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/system/system.base.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/system/system.menus.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/system/system.messages.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/system/system.theme.css?mc2bfe");
</style>
<style type="text/css" media="all">
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/misc/ui/jquery.ui.core.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/misc/ui/jquery.ui.theme.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/overlay/overlay-parent.css?mc2bfe");
</style>
<style type="text/css" media="all">
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/aggregator/aggregator.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/book/book.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/comment/comment.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/field/theme/field.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/node/node.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/search/search.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/user/user.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/forum/forum.css?mc2bfe");
</style>
<style type="text/css" media="all">
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/sites/example.com/themes/example/style.css?mc2bfe");
@import url("http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/sites/example.com/themes/example/local.css?mc2bfe");
</style>
<!--[if IE 6]>
<link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/sites/example.com/themes/example/style.ie6.css?mc2bfe" media="all" />
<![endif]-->
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/misc/jquery.js?v=1.4.4"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/misc/jquery.once.js?v=1.2"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/misc/drupal.js?mc2bfe"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/misc/ui/jquery.ui.core.min.js?v=1.8.7"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/misc/jquery.ba-bbq.js?v=1.2.1"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/modules/overlay/overlay-parent.js?v=1.0"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/sites/example.com/themes/example/scripts/jquery.cycle.all.js?mc2bfe"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/sites/example.com/themes/example/scripts/hoverIntent.js?mc2bfe"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/sites/example.com/themes/example/scripts/superfish.js?mc2bfe"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost.example.com/projects/example/sites/example.com/themes/example/scripts/custom.js?mc2bfe"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--//--><![CDATA[//><!--
jQuery.extend(Drupal.settings, {"basePath":"\u002Fprojects\u002Fexample\u002F", "pathPrefix":"", "ajaxPageState":{"theme":"example", "theme_token":"zjJdAMQG0cCRQnNkXV-VWudXYqqv5hebYPYnqA7NgBo", "js":{"misc\u002Fjquery.js":1, "misc\u002Fjquery.once.js":1, "misc\u002Fdrupal.js":1, "misc\u002Fui\u002Fjquery.ui.core.min.js":1, "misc\u002Fjquery.ba-bbq.js":1, "modules\u002Foverlay\u002Foverlay-parent.js":1, "sites\u002Fexample.com\u002Fthemes\u002Fexample\u002Fscripts\u002Fjquery.cycle.all.js":1, "sites\u002Fexample.com\u002Fthemes\u002Fexample\u002Fscripts\u002FhoverIntent.js":1, "sites\u002Fexample.com\u002Fthemes\u002Fexample\u002Fscripts\u002Fsuperfish.js":1, "sites\u002Fexample.com\u002Fthemes\u002Fexample\u002Fscripts\u002Fcustom.js":1}, "css":{"modules\u002Fsystem\u002Fsystem.base.css":1, "modules\u002Fsystem\u002Fsystem.menus.css":1, "modules\u002Fsystem\u002Fsystem.messages.css":1, "modules\u002Fsystem\u002Fsystem.theme.css":1, "misc\u002Fui\u002Fjquery.ui.core.css":1, "misc\u002Fui\u002Fjquery.ui.theme.css":1, "modules\u002Foverlay\u002Foverlay-parent.css":1, "modules\u002Faggregator\u002Faggregator.css":1, "modules\u002Fbook\u002Fbook.css":1, "modules\u002Fcomment\u002Fcomment.css":1, "modules\u002Ffield\u002Ftheme\u002Ffield.css":1, "modules\u002Fnode\u002Fnode.css":1, "modules\u002Fsearch\u002Fsearch.css":1, "modules\u002Fuser\u002Fuser.css":1, "modules\u002Fforum\u002Fforum.css":1, "sites\u002Fexample.com\u002Fthemes\u002Fexample\u002Fstyle.css":1, "sites\u002Fexample.com\u002Fthemes\u002Fexample\u002Flocal.css":1, "sites\u002Fexample.com\u002Fthemes\u002Fexample\u002Fstyle.ie6.css":1}}, "overlay":{"paths":{"admin":"user\u002F*\u002Fopenid\u000Auser\u002F*\u002Fopenid\u002Fdelete\u000Aoverlay\u002Fdismiss-message\u000Aadmin\u000Aadmin\u002F*\u000Abatch\u000Ataxonomy\u002Fterm\u002F*\u002Fedit\u000Auser\u002F*\u002Fcancel\u000Auser\u002F*\u002Fedit\u000Auser\u002F*\u002Fedit\u002F*", "non_admin":"admin\u002Fstructure\u002Fblock\u002Fdemo\u002F*\u000Aadmin\u002Freports\u002Fstatus\u002Fphp"}, "pathPrefixes":[  ], "ajaxCallback":"overlay-ajax"}});
//--><!]]>
</script>
</head>

My questions:

1.) What does the "?mc2bfe" represent?
2.) Are all the embeddings (i.e. - STYLE and SCRIPT) really necessary? If not, what would be the first step in removing the ones that are not needed?

I love the Danland theme--just curious about some of how this has all changed between 6.x and 7.x.

Any insight into this is appreciated.

Comments

Bump?