[whatwg] [html5] dom attributes

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Sun Jul 17 07:22:17 PDT 2005

Quoting Christian Biesinger <cbiesinger at web.de>:

> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Certain DOM attributes such as the href DOM attribute[1] are implemented
>> differently than specified. The attribute is implemented as to return a
>> resolved link, not as equivalent to the href HTML attribute.
> The "reflect" link links to 
> http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#reflect which does say 
> that URI attributes are returned resolved.

Ah, you're right. I should have read the whole section, not just the first

I was also asking it because IE does not resolve all URI DOM attribute values.
For example the action DOM attribute: 
Firefox (1.8b3) and Opera (8) do resolve it. Not sure about Firefox 1.0.

Anne van Kesteren

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