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Re: a recommendation - Received on Thursday, 18 April 2002 14:01:42 EDT

From: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 11:15:50 +0100
To: "Fastpitch Central - Bill" <bill@fastpitchcentral.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200312031115.52393.Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>

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I didn't read the thread, though have some annotations:

Am Mittwoch, 3. Dezember 2003 08:00 schrieb Fastpitch Central - Bill:
> Frank Tobin said:
> 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.
I agree, the IP address still works - as long as the base hasn't been tampered 
with unwisely. <base href="/groups/" /> works fine, while <base 
href="http://myserver/groups/" /> will break down if the DNS fails.
But nearly the whole internet breaks down when the DNS fails... *eg*
Wise those running their own forwarding caching DNS servers for they keep the 
internet more redundant and reduce the traffic.

> I for one could search around and type the "dotnum" into the client browser
> to get the website started.  And, if my <base ...> tag modification were in
> place I could then surf the site without any problems.
Well, they're obsolete now.
<base/> has died.
Long live @xml:base!

> If the <base . . .> tag suggestion I made was accepted then folks would at
> least have an option.  Businesses and government agencies could have their
> dotnum posted in emergencies.  They could give out the dotnum whenever
> appropriate in those, hopefully rare, emergency situations.
Perhaps before continueing any discussion about <base/>, you should become 
familiar with the XML Base recommendation and see wether the problem you're 
talking of still exists in XML Base.

> Besides, the Dept. of Homeland Security would probably see
> merit and provide funding for someone.
Hrmpf. If they provide some funding, won't they probably wanna get their hands 
on it?

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