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Bug 7971 - <base> UA requirements (determining base URL of a Document object)
Summary: <base> UA requirements (determining base URL of a Document object)
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: NE
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-10-19 17:34 UTC by Anne
Modified: 2010-10-04 13:58 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Anne 2009-10-19 17:34:56 UTC
When the section on URLs was removed to be done in some other document that also took away the normative requirements on determining the base URL of a Document object. It seems highly unlikely this will ever make it into an IETF specification and seems like something that should be in HTML5 instead, especially since it concerns one of the elements defined by HTML5.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2009-10-21 11:24:35 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: Concurred with reporter's comments.
Comment 2 contributor 2009-10-21 11:25:47 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r4258.
Check-in comment: Shift the definition of 'document base URL' back into HTML5.