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Node.baseURI and Fragment Identifiers

From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:50:59 -0700
Message-ID: <CABp3FN++aChHcD1ji5xDbEJHVo5MkNW6_PWTuYzQ_KM9zmMQgg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
In looking at [1], I don't see whether the baseURI property should contain
the fragment identifier.  I have noticed that WebKit based browsers remove
the fragment identifier and Firefox does not.

Specifically, when a document uses the 'base' element with a URI that
contains a fragment identifier, Firefox and WebKit will differ.  Who is

This (DOM Core) specification defers to other specifications which are not
referenced by [1].

Meanwhile, the base URI resolution of HTML5 defers to RFC 3986 (section 5)
and does not mention removing it.  In section 5.2, you'll see that the
fragment identifier is preserved (as would be expected).  Thus, it seems
that Firefox is right.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/domcore/#concept-node-base-url
[2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-5.2

--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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