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Re: The BASE element dilemma

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Ka-Ping Yee <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 21 Aug 95 02:26:09 EDT

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On Fri, 18 Aug 1995, Peter K. Sheerin wrote:
>
> Many thanks to Ka-Ping for documenting this so thoroughly!
>
> I need to point out an apparent discrepancy between our observed results,
> though, and comment on the reason behind it (stay tuned, this gets
> interesting):
>
[...snip...]
>
> Ka-Ping is obviously using Unix versions of all browsers represented here,
> due to the version of Mosaic mentioned.

Yes, that's right. I tested all four browsers under X-Windows. I forgot
to explicitly welcome reports about other browsers and other platforms,
but meant to imply that other data would also help to fill out the
picture...
 
> The reported behaviour for Netscape may occur under Unix, but under
> Windows versions, the behaviour is inconsistent. In Windows 1.1, it
> behaves as above. Under Windows 1.2b4, however, it changes [the displayed]
> Location to BASE followed by "#foo" when a link to "#foo" is selected,
> *and* follows the BASE URL as displayed.

Ah. Yes, i'd guess that someone there changed their mind. Does Netscape 1.2
continue to exhibit the strange loading behaviour i described, where the
cache is fooled by BASEs that point elsewhere?
 
> Ka-Ping, can you check this under Unix, to see if this has changed
> consistently?

Err -- if you mean "check 1.2b under Unix", it isn't out yet. Netscape 1.2
beta only exists for Windows at the moment.

What is your opinion with regard to the conclusions i reached?


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