LJ not correctly parsing <link... > tags.

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at danga.com
Mon Jul 4 12:29:06 PDT 2005

On Mon, 4 Jul 2005, Mario Salzer wrote:

> Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > ...
> >
> > It also doesn't resolve relative URLs, but I'm not sure that it should or
> > not.  Should we just say full URLs are required?  Either way it needs to
> > be documented in the spec.
> I was almost onto writing a complaint about that. Yes, urls _MUST_
> be absolute, because there are half a dozen rules for constructing
> full URLs from relative paths in HTML:
> - <a href="./standard/relative/path/"
> - <base target="...
> - <meta http-equiv="Content-Location" and the real HTTP header
> - <html xml:base="...
> - <a href="//server.name/..."
> - <a href="http:../../subdir/./././f.htm"
> If the spec selectively only allowed for the standard case, it
> wouldn't look to me as actually being all too HTML-compliant.
> OTH it's not too much asked from users to provide absolute URLs,
> while at the same time this simplifies consumers considerably.

If I don't hear otherwise, I'll update the spec to say that the URL should
be absolute, as consumers aren't required to resolve relative URLs.

- Brad

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