[whatwg] base/xml:base

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Thu Apr 28 12:22:56 PDT 2005

Robert Sayre wrote:
> I'm not sure where this fits in the WhatWG backwards compatibility 
> requirements, but would it be possible to allow finer-grained control 
> over the baseURI in sections of a page? I gather that Mozilla already 
> does this with xml:base and that sticking base elements in the HTML body 
> is a hack that seems to work in some browsers (ick). I believe it's 
> quite likely page authors will want to aggregate content with disparate 
> baseURIs, whether from syndication, dashboard widgets, or something 
> else. So, could one of the new elements in WA 1.0 grow a base attribute 
> and explicit support for xml:base?


States that for XML documents you must use xml:base and must not use 

  Anne van Kesteren

More information about the whatwg mailing list