External css styles being ignored?

Hi Experts -
   Actually this probably isn't an extremely difficult question for someone who knows -- but it's driving me crazy!  I'm very new to css and I've certainly seen the benefits of it;  now I'm suffering one of the curses.  I have an external css style sheet that works on my local development machine, but not when I move it to the live server.  (Well, I've now spent a lot of time fidding with everything and now it doesn't seem to be working at all).
   I see that it isn't working because I'll have something like font-size:smaller in the css, and it isn't being picked up.  I've set strange colors, etc. in it to see if it is being read at all, and it doesn't appear to be.
   I reference the style sheet in the <head> like this:

   <style rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="myStyles.css" ></style>
 
   What can I be doing wrong?
Please help!
TIA

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gailhlAsked:
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Carl TawnConnect With a Mentor Systems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
Where is you stylesheet located relative to the page where it is included ? If its not in the same folder then you will need to modify the "href" to match the path.

You could also try clearing out the cache in your browser in case it has cached an older version. If you're using IE then go to Tools > Internet Options > Delete Files.
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pradeepsudharsanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
hi,
plz
try like this
<LINK href="stylesheet.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
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gailhlAuthor Commented:
Oh dear --- I meant to split the points and it didn't work.  I will contact the moderator and get that resolved  -
because I want to thank you both.  You both helped me very much.  The caching problem meant that I didn't see my changes immediately, and falsely assumed that the style sheet wasn't being picked up.  (It sure is time-consuming to keep having to clear the cache while developing!)

But I also had to change the way the link to the style sheet was written.

So many thanks to you both.
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