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clarify html:base

Viswa
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Joined: May 17, 2004
Posts: 16
Hi all,
why we use this <html:base/> tag?
what is the purpose?
thanks & regards,
Viswa
Lionel Port
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Joined: Sep 14, 2002
Posts: 19
The <html:base/> tag puts an absolute reference to the jsp page generating it.

This is then used when using relative urls in the jsp so that the location of the resource you might want to include is calculated based on the location of the jsp instead of the contents of the request uri.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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