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RE: addition to CUAP?

From: Brian Kelly <b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 16:38:42 -0000
To: "'Yves Lafon'" <ylafon@w3.org>, www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <005501c259b1$b05e9ff0$d513268a@ukoln.ac.uk>

Hi Yves
   I came across a similar issue yesterday.  I ran the W3C linkchecker
on one of my pages, and altough the H1 tag gave the correct URL, it
actually checked the directory above the page, which happened to be the
<BASE> of the document - see:  
   I've encountered a couple of tools which have had problems with HTML
documents containing <BASE>.   
   I'll email details to the www-validator@w3.org list.

Brian Kelly
UK Web Focus
University of Bath 
Email: B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/
Phone: 01225 38 3943

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-qa-request@w3.org [mailto:www-qa-request@w3.org] On 
> Behalf Of Yves Lafon
> Sent: 11 September 2002 13:31
> To: www-qa@w3.org
> Subject: addition to CUAP?
> Hi,
> I was testing URI resolution using some uncommon server 
> configuration and ran into a conformance issue. Here is the 
> setup: I have a resource available at 
> "http://www.example.com/news/latest.html"
> The server is smart 
> enough to serve it with a Content-Location header with a 
> value of: "http://www.example.com/news/archived/2002/09/09/news.html"
> The page is pointing to the previous news with a relative 
> link of "../08/news.html". According to RFC2616 [1] Section 
> 14.14: <<< The value of Content-Location also defines the 
> base URI for the entity.
> >>>
> So the relative link should be resolved into  
> "http://www.example.com/news/archived/2002/09/> 08/news.html", 
> but most (if not all) User Agents are asking 
> for "http://www.example.com/news.html",
> leading to a 404...
> Would it be possible to add "URI base from HTTP" as a topic 
> for CUAP? Thanks.
> -- 
> Yves Lafon - W3C
> "Baroula que barouleras, au tiu toujou t'entourneras."
Received on Wednesday, 11 September 2002 11:41:00 GMT

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