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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Re: sloppy URLs
Date Sun, 09 Apr 1995 01:11:34 GMT
>> For HTTP/1.1, this can be replaced with the actual index document and
>> slashful BASE header when the server is talking to an HTTP/1.1 client.
>> Any year soon. ;-)
> How does this deal with a BASE appearing in the header and document ?
> who do you trust ?, the server or the document writer ?

The innermost BASE takes precedence (the document writer is assumed
to be more intelligent than the server ;-).

Details can be found in the Relative URL spec, available from

but the Base: header won't be available to HTTP/1.0 clients.


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