[whatwg] <base> elements, again

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Wed May 11 00:28:41 PDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-05-09 at 15:55 -0400, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 5/8/11 12:11 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Mon, 24 Jan 2011, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> >>
> >> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=627361
> >
> > The conclusion seems to have been to attempt to keep the spec as it
> > stands, and try to get the remaining problems addressed via evangelism.
> >
> > I approve of such an approach because it means I don't have to do
> > anything. Also, and more importantly, the spec as it stands now is
> > somewhat sane and pretty much any behaviour to address the remaining
> > compatibility issues moves us away from sanity.
> >
> > Have there been more compatibility problems reported with<base>  in the
> > past few months that would change this conclusion?
> We've had more reports of the Unicenter failure, but no other new issues 
> reported, I believe.

On WHATWG IRC, there was one report:
Not citing specific real site breakage, though. The problem is that
Gecko re-resolves existing images when the base URI of the documnet
changes. IIRC, Hixie said that a change of base URI is not supposed to
trigger re-resolution of the src of images that are already in the doc.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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