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Re: Absolute BASE

From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Date: 22 Apr 1998 14:34:13 +0100
To: roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199804221334.OAA08061@imbolc.ucc.ie>
   Any paticular reason for requiring the HREF attribute in the BASE element
   to be an absolute URI?  Why not resolve a relative URI according to the
   document's URI?

Because that's the action to be taken when BASE is absent. BASE is for
forcing a document's links to resolve to a place where resolution is
know to work (like the doc's home site).

Received on Wednesday, 22 April 1998 09:34:10 UTC

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