[whatwg] <base> elements, again

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Tue Jan 25 10:55:54 PST 2011

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 8:11 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> 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....

This sounds like the best option so far. Or simply doing nothing and
keeping what we currently have. I can't really gauge how much stuff we
so far know will break if we do that though.

/ Jonas

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