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[whatwg] Issues concerning the <base> element and xml:base

From: Krzysztof Żelechowski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 20:20:42 +0100
Message-ID: <1204572042.6878.39.camel@a1dmin.vola.spe.com.pl>

Dnia 01-03-2008, So o godzinie 17:12 -0800, Maciej Stachowiak pisze:
> On Mar 1, 2008, at 4:20 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> > For example on a <a href="...">, does the user hovering the node  
> > count?
> 
> If you display an absolute URI to the user at this time it should get  
> resolved against the current base, but since this is not a load, it  
> should get resolved again when the user clicks the link, if the base  
> changed.

I am not sure I understand you correctly 
but if this introduces the ability 
to make the user agent 
report a different URL than the effective target, 
it is going to be a sweet candy for phishers.
(Newer browsers made this effect unavailable to scripts).

Chris
Received on Monday, 3 March 2008 11:20:42 UTC

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