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Re: base element and relative references

From: Erik van der Poel <erikv@google.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 19:58:54 -0700
Message-ID: <k2gc07a32651004171958mbe2441f8g495d601f13818018@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Thanks, Ian.

I happen to like the choice (and not just because Chrome happens to be
implemented that way). It's just simpler if <base> can reuse the
implementation used for other URI/IRI references in HTML, such as <a
href="...">.

Erik

On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 7:22 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> 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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