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From: Ariel <ars@ziplink.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 14:28:44 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.3.95q.970613141413.13731B-100000@zip1.ziplink.net>

One thing I would like defined is the action that the user agent takes
when the link is blank "". (a href, form action, img src, etc.) 

I did some testing, in the version of lynx that I tried, "" is interpreted
as the current file, Netscape however interprets it as the current

Both of them interpret "./" as the current directory so that is what I
ended up using. 

Defining "" as the current file, and "./" as the current directory has one
advantage over the more intuitive "" = directory. It allows the option of
a self referencing file, useful if the file name itself is dynamic, which
leads to the question of, are URL parameters used in such a case. 

In any case it would be nice if it was defined. 
Received on Friday, 13 June 1997 14:28:29 UTC

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