[whatwg] <base> elements, again

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Tue Jan 25 08:11:01 PST 2011

On 1/25/11 3:09 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Since Unicenter reportedly uses an EmulateIE7 X-UA-Compatible, presumably the product was still being maintained when IE8 was released. Maybe there's a slight chance that they could take out the bogus<base target>

For what it's worth, it looks like their <base target> comes right 
before some sort of footer... and I bet in IE6 the links in that footer 
actually target the toplevel window, which I also bet is the reason they 
have the <base> tag there.  Of course that's all broken in IE7....

> One 100% browser-side option (that I don't like but am mentioning for completeness) that would make both Unicenter and hyperlatex work without introducing code for keeping track of multiple<base target>s in the tree order would be limiting<base target>  to<head>  in the quirks mode but honoring the first<base target>  in the other modes.

Hmm.  I might be willing to deal with his quirk....


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