Re: Question on BASE

Joe English (joe@trystero.art.com)
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 19:02:25 PST


Message-Id: <9701300302.AA29302@trystero.art.com>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: Re: Question on BASE
In-Reply-To: <199701300241.SAA27015@server.livingston.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 19:02:25 PST
From: Joe English <joe@trystero.art.com>


MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com> wrote:

> I'd like to use <BASE TARGET="_top"> on my pages to prevent people from
> including them as content in their frames - deliberately or accidently.
>
> 2 issues - TARGET isn't defined and HREF is required.
>
> So, the latter first.  'HREF="./"' should be fine - correct?


Nope -- the BASE element's HREF attribute has to be an
absolute URL, and "./" is a relative URL.


Improper <BASE> HREFs do really bad things to browsers...
trust me, I know...



--Joe English

  joe@art.com