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Re: Absolute BASE

From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 10:00:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.980422095946.12156C-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
On 22 Apr 1998, Peter Flynn wrote:

>    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).

I mean for example supose a document resides at
http://www.example.com/doc.html It has a base value of "/some/dir/"  And a
link to "somefile.html"  So the link would take them to

This seems very natural to me.

Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
"And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message"
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