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Re: Problem using linkchecker in doucment containing <BASE> element

From: Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@optimalco.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 10:44:30 -0700
To: Brian Kelly <b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020911174430.GA30365@optimalco.com>

scripsit Brian Kelly:
>    I ran the W3C linkchecker on one of my pages, and although the H1 tag
> gave the correct URL, it actually checked the directory above the page,
> which happened to be the <BASE> of the document - see:  
> http://validator.w3.org/checklink?uri=http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2002/qa/

Actually, it _is_ checking the correct URL -- compare the results of

>    Is this a bug?

It sure is, and not just because it's misreporting the URL checked in
the header.  If you follow the `HTML Validity' or `CSS Validity' links,
it hands off the <base> URL, not the actual document URL, to be checked.

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Thanasis Kinias
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Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

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