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Re: base element and relative references

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 02:22:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: Erik van der Poel <erikv@google.com>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1004180210170.751@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 17 Apr 2010, Erik van der Poel wrote:
> 
> Was this decided with or without the knowledge of the browser
> behavior?

With.

> Is there a record of which parts of the HTML 5 spec are based on browser 
> test results?

Pretty much all of it is informed by existing implementations, and, where 
possible, the characteristics of existing content. When browsers diverge 
from each other a lot (as in this case), the spec usually takes the less 
crazy path, if there aren't pressing reason to do otherwise.

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