[whatwg] <base> versus xml:base
foolistbar at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 2 12:07:38 PST 2007
On 2 Mar 2007, at 19:25, Keryx Web wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren skrev:
>> I think <base> should also be allowed in XML documents. It
>> simplifies the language, it already needs to be supported and
>> <base> is able to set Document.baseURI where xml:base can at most
>> set Document.documentElement.baseURI. (Document.baseURI influences
>> how XMLHttpRequest works for instance.)
>> The <base> element section should probably also talk about what
>> happens when you modify the .href attribute.
> And today the base element already works in at least FFox and Opera
> also when content is sent as true XHTML 1.0, so this would not
> really change anything but the spec.
XHTML 1.0/1.1 doesn't allow xml:base, though, so <base> is the only
way to set a base URL within the document.
- Geoffrey Sneddon
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