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Opera troubles with relative links

 7:21 pm on Sep 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm trying to pin down if this is just me, or if anyone else has this problem. (Or, is there a way to fix it?)

consider this:

<a href="?ref=true">True</a>
<a href="?ref=false">False</a>

If i call this page directly, in opera as [mydomain.tld...] clicking those links fail.

I do this with IE, and it's worked fine, do I have to start spelling all these links out now?



 2:42 am on Sep 11, 2002 (gmt 0)


Mostly to bump your post up, but have you tried:

<a href="/?ref=true">True</a>
<a href="/?ref=false">False</a>

Or how about:

<BASE href="http://www.yourdomain.tld/index.html">
<a href="?ref=true">True</a>
<a href="?ref=false">False</a>

Just guessing at ways to make Opera connect...



 5:33 am on Sep 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

try including the page filename as well. It might be that IE assumes that by not including a filename you are going back to the current file. Opera might not.

Just a guess.


 7:43 am on Sep 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

is this <a href="?ref=false"> a valid syntax?
I've never seen such a thing and I'm in doubt that it is valid.


 6:01 pm on Sep 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

RFC 2396 states that a link to "?something" is a link relative to the current directory, not the current document (there are examples in the appendix). Opera works according to the specification here.

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