BASE element

BELL Scott A (bell_scott_a@oslmac.osl.or.gov)
20 May 1995 12:08:39 U


Message-Id: <9505201916.AA13722@www10.w3.org>
Date: 20 May 1995 12:08:39 U
From: "BELL Scott A" <bell_scott_a@oslmac.osl.or.gov>
Subject: BASE element
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <www-html@www10.w3.org>

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
                |
            Projects
                |  
             userhome
                |
             userpg.html

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

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?

Thanks,
Scott
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