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RE: <base> requirement (was - Web archive processing)

From: Parsons, Rick <rick.parsons@eds.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 04:12:22 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <C714ECDDEC37D511BB320002A5608D024D8F41@GBRBM201>
To: "'html-tidy@w3.org'" <html-tidy@w3.org>
Perhaps I have been missing something all these years.

I have never come across a recommendation that pages SHOULD contain a <base>
element for usability or any other reason. Indeed, I have sites that depend
on it not being there. That is the way I get mirrors to work. If there was a
<base> it would need changing on each mirror site. A missing target is a
missing target whether addressed absolutely or relatively.


Rick Parsons

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