[whatwg] Proposal: Extension to the base element
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Dec 10 07:01:59 PST 2009
On Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Fabian Freiburg wrote:
> The "base" element is very helpful. Trouble is that it affects all
> relative links and "src" attributes. Especially for the "src" attributes
> it would be very useful if it could define a context or media type to
> which it belongs. With this it would be possible to define a "base" URI
> very easy to use a CDN for serving static media files. There are
> probably some more advantages.
It's not exactly clear to me what problem this is solving. Isn't giving
absolute URLs pretty straight-forward?
It seems that anyone who is using a CDN wouldn't have any trouble just
generating the absolute URLs dynamically using server-side scripting or
templating, making this unnecessary on the client.
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