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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Re: [PATCH] (PR#130) mod_imap infinite loop fix
Date Sun, 09 Feb 1997 09:05:22 GMT
>You would rather have it go into an infinte loop when that happens than
>give an incorrect result?  

Yes, if the choice is between changing the definition of base and
telling the user to RTFM.  Of course, I would prefer a fix that just
avoided the problem without changing the definition of base.

>To agree with the HTML idea of the BASE element you would have to do too
>many changes for my liking.  I have patches to either make the base always
>behave like a directory or to just fix the loop and have the a base of
>'foo' plus a '1.html' giving 'foo1.html'.  One of them should be
>implemented; neither break current behavior because current behavior is an
>infinite loop.

A properly made imagemap file will have a proper base URL. The change
you propose would break a proper imagemap file in order to satisfy a
broken imagemap file.  Replacing one bug with another is not good.

.....Roy

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