[whatwg] Proposal: Extension to the base element

Alex Vincent ajvincent at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 12:25:52 PST 2009

How would HTML 4.01 clients respond to multiple BASE tags in a HTML 5
document?  Even with extra attributes to say "Restrict this to a particular
content-type," you'd probably see some less-than-desirable side effects -
HTML 4 clients wouldn't care about them.

The BASE tag affects how the document's other resources are loaded.  Older
clients reading the document would probably break.

"The first step in confirming there is a bug in someone else's work is
confirming there are no bugs in your own."
-- Alexander J. Vincent, June 30, 2001
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