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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 28 17:58:21 PDT 2008

On Sat, 30 Jun 2007, Philip Taylor wrote:
> WF2 says:
>  "When the [form element's action] attribute is absent, UAs must act
> as if the action attribute was the empty string, which is a relative
> URI reference, and would thus point to the current document (or the
> specified base URI, if any)."
> But:
> http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/?%3C%21DOCTYPE%20html%3E%0D%0A%3Cbase%20href%3D%22http%3A//google.com%22%3E%3Cform%3E%3Cinput%20type%3Dsubmit%3E
> In IE7, FF2, FF3, Opera 9.2, it ignores the base URI and always submits 
> to the current page. In Safari 3, it does take account of the base URI. 
> In all, <form action=""> does the same as <form>. In all, <form 
> action="."> does take account of the base URI. Perhaps it would be 
> sensible to follow the majority.


On Sun, 1 Jul 2007, Thomas Broyer wrote:
> Wouldn't that be a violation of RFC3986?
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-4.4

I guess so. Noted.

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