Re: BASE element

Paul Williams (pcw@hooked.net)
Sun, 21 May 1995 15:09:16 -0700


Message-Id: <199505212212.PAA25220@get.hooked.net>
Date: Sun, 21 May 1995 15:09:16 -0700
To: bell_scott_a@oslmac.osl.or.gov
From: pcw@hooked.net (Paul Williams)
Subject: Re: BASE element
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org

>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?

the <base> element's argument is the base as the user would type it in on
his/her browser.  If your URL for the top page document is

http://<ip here>/Projects/userhome/userpage.html

and you wanted that userhome directory to be the basis for relitave links,
the base would look like this:

<base href="http://<ip here>/Projects/userhome/"> (note no userpage.html)




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