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Re: a recommendation

From: Frank Tobin <ftobin@neverending.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 14:01:22 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020418135710.I59511-100000@palanthas.neverending.org>
Fastpitch Central - Bill, on 2002-04-15, wrote:

> <base href="http://www.mycompany.com" dotnum="208.239.76.34" />

> When DNS fails the dotnum is attempted.  If the dotnum is still valid
> the <BASE> tag acts as its own DNS and the web page should still be
> displayed despite the DNS error.

It's not smart to have the content layer start making up ad-hoc solutions
for problems in the code/protocol layer.  Furthermore, how would a client
even receive the page that has this information in it, if it's not
addressable with an A record?  Catch 22.

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Frank Tobin		http://www.neverending.org/~ftobin/
Received on Thursday, 18 April 2002 14:01:42 GMT

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