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[whatwg] Inconsistent behavior for empty-string URLs

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 01:44:08 -0800
Message-ID: <72E66735-4FF0-4E17-A510-C420A8C84B51@apple.com>

On Dec 14, 2009, at 11:08 AM, Nicholas Zakas wrote:

> It seems that thusfar, Jonas from Mozilla is open to this change. Is
> there anyone from Opera or WebKit that would like to chime in either  
> in
> favor or opposition?

I'd love to issue fewer useless loads, if sites don't actually rely on  
it.

Does anyone have data on what, if any, compatibility impact this has?  
I can't imagine loading the base URL to be terribly useful in most  
cases, but perhaps there are wacky sites that do indeed rely on it.

Regards,
Maciej



>
> Thanks.
>
> -Nicholas
>
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Nicholas Zakas
> Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 10:15 AM
> To: Simon Pieters; Anne van Kesteren; Aryeh Gregor
> Cc: whatwg at lists.whatwg.org
> Subject: Re: [whatwg] Inconsistent behavior for empty-string URLs
>
> I agree, automatic downloads are the real issue. <a href=""> is fine
> because a user must initiate the action (and thus generate a "real"
> pageview).
>
> I'd think that the behavior should be the same in CSS and SVG for
> resources that are automatically downloaded.
>
> -Nicholas
>
> ______________________________________________
> Commander Lock: "Damnit Morpheus, not everyone believes what you
> believe!"
> Morpheus: "My beliefs do not require them to."
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Pieters [mailto:simonp at opera.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 10:57 AM
> To: Nicholas Zakas; Anne van Kesteren; Aryeh Gregor
> Cc: whatwg at lists.whatwg.org
> Subject: Re: [whatwg] Inconsistent behavior for empty-string URLs
>
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:22:43 +0100, Nicholas Zakas
> <nzakas at yahoo-inc.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I'd be happy to make the compromise that this applies to markup but
> not
>> to JavaScript APIs.
>
> I think it shouldn't apply to markup that doesn't download things
> automatically; in particular <a href=""> should work.
>
> What about URLs in CSS and SVG?
>
> -- 
> Simon Pieters
> Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 15 December 2009 01:44:08 UTC

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