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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: BASE in html
Date Fri, 06 Oct 1995 21:11:43 GMT

Actually, if you intend to mirror resources, don't you *want* to leave 
the BASE headers out?  Or at least, only have them in when you don't 
mirror the whole relative-connected tree....


On Fri, 6 Oct 1995, Rob Hartill wrote:
> I suppose this is more HTML than HTTP, but you people seem to know
> a thing or two...
> In the good old days of Xmosaic, saving a html page that used relative
> URLs would save a BASE HREF line to the file too.
> It seems that this is no longer the case for Xmosaic or Netscape. So
> any document saved to disk will contain unusable relative URLs.
> Adding BASE HREF to all documents is a pain, and is impractical if you
> want to mirror resources.
> What went wrong?
> Will HTTP/1.1  BASE header fix this?
> rob

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