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[Bug 3614] Invalid handling of base tag + mailto:

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Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 11:41:06 +0000
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           Summary: Invalid handling of base tag + mailto:
           Product: LinkChecker
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.intelectric.nl/
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: checklink
        AssignedTo: ville.skytta@iki.fi
        ReportedBy: t.heesters@intelectric.nl
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

Documents that contain a base-tag and mailto:-anchors are handled incorrectly. 

<base href="http://www.example.com/" />
<a href="mailto:john.doe@example.com">John Doe</a>

is interpreted as:

<a href="http://www.example.com/john.doe@example.com">John Doe</a>

which of course does not exist...

As per specification, only relative URIs are to be resolved using the base tag,
and as far as i know mailto:john.doe@example.com is not a relative URI.
Received on Tuesday, 22 August 2006 11:41:29 UTC

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