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Re: Content-Location as Base URI

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 00:41:38 -0800
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20071210084138.GA28255@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Monday 2007-12-10 06:34 +0100, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> But browser vendors do not dare implementing it due to there being a
> handful number of noticeably broken servers out there sending

It's not just broken servers.  With the list of Mozilla's
Content-Location bugs:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/showdependencytree.cgi?id=238654&maxdepth=1&hide_resolved=0
I found one bug that's not about a broken server:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=241981

It's about Apache serving a content-negotiated document at a URL of
the form http://example.com/doc .  For browsers supporting XHTML, it
serves doc.xhtml; for other browsers, it serves an equivalent
doc.html.  The document contains links to anchors within itself
(e.g., <a href="#intro">Introduction</a>); links in the document are
relative to Content-Location.  Thus, clicking one of those links
takes the browser to http://example.com/doc.xhtml#intro, which is
not a URL intended to be linked to or exchanged.

-David

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