BASE element

BELL Scott A (
20 May 1995 12:08:39 U

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Date: 20 May 1995 12:08:39 U
From: "BELL Scott A" <>
Subject: BASE element
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Where exactly does the HTTP server resolve the address of a BASE URI?
Let's say I have a heirarchy as follows:

            Desktop   <-http server launched from here

If I set the userpg.html BASE element to the following:
    <BASE HREF="http://<my IP addr here>/Projects/userhome/

Does the server look for relative links from the "userhome" level now?
In other words, if a BASE element isn't specified, will the server use
it's launching point( Desktop, in this case ) as it's base directory?

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