Re: Absolute BASE

Alex Fabrikant (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 13:01:09 -0800

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 13:01:09 -0800
From: Alex Fabrikant <>
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.

Alex Fabrikant, Webmaster
Arcadia High Internet Production Team