This element is also available in our updated HTML 4 reference. Some characteristics may have changed.
|May occur in:||HEAD.
The BASE tag is used to indicate the correct location of the document. Normally, the browser already knows this location. But in cases such as a mirrored site, the URL used to get the document is not the one that should be used when resolving relative URLs. That's when you use the BASE tag. The required HREF attribute must contain a full URL which lists the real location of the document.
For example, in a document which contains
the relative URL in
corresponds with the full URL http://www.htmlhelp.com/icon/wdglogo.gif.
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