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[whatwg] Proposal: Extension to the base element

From: Alex Vincent <ajvincent@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 12:25:52 -0800
Message-ID: <9301ed6b0911091225m362c529awa2387fd4365d6fb6@mail.gmail.com>
How would HTML 4.01 clients respond to multiple BASE tags in a HTML 5
document?  Even with extra attributes to say "Restrict this to a particular
content-type," you'd probably see some less-than-desirable side effects -
HTML 4 clients wouldn't care about them.

The BASE tag affects how the document's other resources are loaded.  Older
clients reading the document would probably break.

-- 
"The first step in confirming there is a bug in someone else's work is
confirming there are no bugs in your own."
-- Alexander J. Vincent, June 30, 2001
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