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[whatwg] Issues concerning the <base> element and xml:base

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 09:41:38 -0700
Message-ID: <E7684561-08B8-4E2E-8993-11B094E636B8@apple.com>

On Jun 4, 2007, at 3:23 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> 2. Not support multiple <base> elements in either quirks nor standards
>    mode. This would break a lot of pages (36000 in hixies test) for
>    no really good reason since very little code is needed to deal with
>    it.

I don't know if this supports your conclusion, but Hixie's study  
found 36,000 pages (out of 100,000,000) that *use* multiple <base>  
elements, but it's not known how many of those actually break if you  
only support a single base. He mentioned that looking at a smaller  
subset, it seems most use absolute URIs and so are unaffected.

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