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

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Thu Jan 15 16:22:35 PST 2009

> On Thu, 17 Jul 2008, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> Assuming there is something sane we can all agree on. So far that is not 
>> the case. On both points :)
> I think the current text in the spec is pretty reasonable at this point. 
> The main text is here:
>    http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#dynamic-changes-to-base-urls
> ...and other parts of the spec ensure that the "Otherwise" clause in that 
> section is true (e.g. by carefully defining when a URL is resolved and 
> then not resolving it again in the algorithms).

Out of curiosity, why make exceptions for hyperlinks here and the cite 
attribute here? As opposed to for example images and iframes?

> I haven't yet covered style="" attributes. The problem with CSS is that 
> there is no clear point at which URLs are resolved... can we say it 
> happens during parsing, so that the absolute URLs computed for the first 
> cascade are set once and for all?

That would work I think.

/ Jonas

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