[uf-discuss] URLs in hrefs

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Fri Apr 20 05:39:12 PDT 2007

On 4/19/07, Michael Smethurst <Michael.Smethurst at bbc.co.uk> wrote:
> Afternoon all
> Standard practice at the beeb has always been to use link urls relative to
> the root:
> href="/radio4/today"
> Clearly these are of little use in a microformat (or any attempt to use html
> as an api)
> So my question is - are there any problems we should be aware of in
> switching to full path urls? One or 2 developers have mentioned the
> possibility of creating unnecessary connections but no-one seems sure
> I've googled around but all the absolute/relative url discussions are web
> tutorials from 1995 so thought u might be a good port of call...

The reason that there has been little discussion is that the rules for
dealing with this are well understood and settled. This document [1]
will give you everything you need -- written in 1995.

Regards, etc...

[1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1808.txt

David Janes
Founder, BlogMatrix

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