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[whatwg] WA1: <base> and href

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 01:46:13 -0400
Message-ID: <42DC93A5.1090509@inkedblade.net>
L. David Baron wrote:
> On Monday 2005-07-18 08:44 -0400, fantasai wrote:
> 
>>In HTML 4, the 'href' attribute of the <base> element is #REQUIRED.
>>Is there a reason why in HTML 5 it is not required?
> 
> 
> <base target="foo"> is pretty common on pages that use frames.  Then
> again, the web apps spec doesn't seem to mention target at all.

Yes. If 'target' were added to WA1, then I'd say require "either 'target'
or 'href'": I don't see any use in allowing <base> with no attributes.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 18 July 2005 22:46:13 UTC

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