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[whatwg] WF2 - <form action="">

From: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 14:06:46 +0200
Message-ID: <a9699fd20707010506o18cc499crd958e8dcbc57d468@mail.gmail.com>
2007/7/1, Thomas Broyer:
> [1] Hmm, seems like there is such a bug report, with people
> misunderstanding RFC3986 ?4.4 and relying on such broken behaviors:
> http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7763
> (for the first example, it's at
> http://www.polytechnique.fr/eleves/login.php, there's a <base
> href="http://www.polytechnique.fr/eleves/"> and <form action="">
> expected to be POSTed to login.php)

Oh, I should have said that the bug has been reported more than a year
ago and is still not resolved, so there might not be that many pages
out there relying on this behavior (note that those pages are also
obviously "abusing the base URI by assigning it an unrelated URI for
the purpose of creating an artificial shorthand notation for external
references" [1], otherwise they wouldn't be "bugged" by Safari's
RFC3986-compliant behavior)

[1] http://www.w3.org/mid/F11C7199-52C6-11D8-A4B3-000393753936 at gbiv.com
Thomas Broyer
Received on Sunday, 1 July 2007 05:06:46 UTC

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