[whatwg] WF2 - <form action="">

Thomas Broyer t.broyer at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 05:06:46 PDT 2007

2007/7/1, Thomas Broyer:
> [1] Hmm, seems like there is such a bug report, with people
> misunderstanding RFC3986 §4.4 and relying on such broken behaviors:
> http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7763
> (for the first example, it's at
> http://www.polytechnique.fr/eleves/login.php, there's a <base
> href="http://www.polytechnique.fr/eleves/"> and <form action="">
> expected to be POSTed to login.php)

Oh, I should have said that the bug has been reported more than a year
ago and is still not resolved, so there might not be that many pages
out there relying on this behavior (note that those pages are also
obviously "abusing the base URI by assigning it an unrelated URI for
the purpose of creating an artificial shorthand notation for external
references" [1], otherwise they wouldn't be "bugged" by Safari's
RFC3986-compliant behavior)

[1] http://www.w3.org/mid/F11C7199-52C6-11D8-A4B3-000393753936@gbiv.com
Thomas Broyer

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