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From Rob Hartill <hart...@ooo.lanl.gov>
Subject Re: custom error responses revistited
Date Tue, 28 Mar 1995 12:01:49 GMT
> 
>    From: Rob Hartill <hartill@ooo.lanl.gov>
>    Date: Tue, 28 Mar 95 11:18:58 MST
> 
>    Re: the problem with relative URLs - isn't the fix to simply force
>    people to use BASE when redirecting to a local url. 
> 
> Or, simply not to use relative URLs in the responses which are cooked
> up by ErrorDocument scripts (which is what NCSA themselves have been
> recommending to people).

That sounds like bad advice to me. The BASE tag was introduced to
solve all these problems, so if you move the document, you only
need to change one BASE reference instead of a global substitution
of N absolute addresses. There's nothing bad about BASE, so there's
no excuse for not using it.

robh

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