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Re: XHTML and Latest Standards

From: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 05:08:25 +0000
Message-ID: <BAY109-F3147241A838B726BF54AC1B4B40@phx.gbl>
To: jworent@yahoo.com, www-html@w3.org

Hi,

From: Jonathan Worent <jworent@yahoo.com>
>I have not personally confirmed this but websemantics.co.uk
>mentions <base href="someURL" /> causes IE to not highlight
>text.
>
><base href="someURL" />

This is simply an HTML parsing bug in IE6, which has been fixed in IE7. It's 
completely unrelated to XHTML. Basically, IE6 requires an end tag for <base> 
and will construct an illegal DOM without it, where <body> is a child of 
both the <base> and <html> elements. See:

   
http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/?%3C%21DOCTYPE%20html%3E%0D%0A%3Cbase%3E...

For the selecting text bug to appear you need some CSS style rules as well, 
IIRC.

Regards,
Simon Pieters

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