Re: Absolute BASE

Alex Fabrikant (afabrikant@smtpgtwy.ausd.k12.ca.us)
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 13:01:09 -0800


Message-Id: <s4f567a9.088@smtpgtwy.ausd.k12.ca.us>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 13:01:09 -0800
From: Alex Fabrikant <afabrikant@smtpgtwy.ausd.k12.ca.us>
To: roconnor@uwaterloo.ca, www-html@w3.org, roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca
Subject: Re: Absolute BASE

>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?

That would be contrary to the purpose of BASE though, wouldn't it? BASE DEFINES what the relative URIs are based on, and make the href for *base* relative as well would pretty much defeat the purpose.


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