[uf-discuss] URLs in hrefs

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 06:52:31 PDT 2007

On 4/23/07, David Janes <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
> > The advantage of using the <base> element is that you can easily
> > switch it to something like <base href="http://my-dev-site.bcc.co.uk">
> > and you don't have to rewrite all the hrefs within the HTML.
> With the slight downside that it makes your code a little more
> brittle, as you have to make sure the URI shown in BASE is the right
> thing!

--- Always the optimist :) this is true. I have no idea what the BBC's
setup might be, but the <base> element has the potential to do some
sort of load balancing as well. Sending to temp-site1.bbc.co.uk, etc.

Also, (a topic for another thread/group) what is the whole
build/approval/publishing process for small to large organizations?
Things like; where the base element points, is discovered easily by
clicking on things, images not loading, or through validators and link
checkers before the files are published live. This is orthogonal to
microformats, POSH and/or web semantics.


brian suda

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