[Framework-Team] Re: Base tag

Geir Bækholt · Plone Solutions baekholt at plonesolutions.com
Sat Mar 10 11:01:54 UTC 2007

On 9. mar. 2007, at 17.22, Laurence Rowe wrote:

>> I would vote for keeping the base tag anyway, as it would make the  
>> site not break if someone makes a wrong link somewhere.
>> Another possibility to help this would be to make all folderish  
>> content redirect to get the trailing slash, like Apache does.
> +1 on redirecting
> Historically the Zope mantra has been to return data rather than  
> redirect to save the overhead of processing an extra request. Plone  
> is a complex application and I suspect this overhead is negligible  
> compared to rendering a page. Matching Apache's behaviour would  
> make things conceptually simpler.
> INonStructuralFolders should probably not have a trailing slash  
> appended.

If INonStructuralFolders don't redirect and don't have base tags,  
relative links to the objects contained in them may easily break.  
They exhibit the exact same behavior as normal folders…



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