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

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Sun Mar 2 13:54:59 PST 2008

On Sun, 02 Mar 2008 22:50:09 +0100, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>  
> Moving nodes between documents is not allowed by the DOM. Technically  
> you are supposed to use importNode, which makes a copy. Firefox  
> currently allows it in some cases, and Safari does too in a possibly  
> different subset of cases for compatibility with the Firefox behavior on  
> some "enterprise" web apps. It is also not a common practice, so far as  
> I know. Given fixes to one or two key apps that are popular in intranet  
> deployment, this extension could probably be removed.

It's at least common enough for Firefox 3 not to fix its behavior (which  
is fine by me, the restriction on moving nodes doesn't make much sense).  
I'd expect it to be used with XMLHttpRequest for instance.

Anne van Kesteren

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