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Re: Do we need the restrictions on the <base> element?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 12:47:38 +0200
To: "Henrik Dvergsdal" <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ts239olm64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 29 May 2007 12:38:44 +0200, Henrik Dvergsdal  
<henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no> wrote:
> On 29 May 2007, at 12:19, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>  3. Implementing something like base= dynamically costs a lot.
>>     (As far as I know we still have issues with xml:base because of  
>> that.)
> What are the costs?

In theory you would need to reiterate over the entire subtree, calcuate  
the new URIs and start fetching the new resources. <base> doesn't have  
this problem, as it is only taken into account during parsing. baseURI and  
xml:base, however, are defined in a different way.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 29 May 2007 10:47:46 UTC

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