[whatwg] Issues concerning the <base> element and xml:base

L. David Baron dbaron at dbaron.org
Sat Mar 1 18:18:21 PST 2008

On Saturday 2008-03-01 17:08 -0800, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> How about requiring that the base used is the one in effect when a given 
> relative URI is resolved, and define that URIs for resource-loading 
> elements are resolved at the time the relevant attribute is set or parsed 
> (but for hyperlinks, at the time it is dereferenced). That is easy to 

That would make whether :link or :visited matches not correspond to
what you get when you click on the link, which seems pretty bad.
Hyperlinks already need to be resolved eagerly to style links


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