relative URLs, a canonical interpretation?

James (
Tue, 10 May 1994 16:16:15 -0700 (PDT)

In putting together my "Composing Good HTML" document, one suggestion
that was made to me was to include a discussion on relative URLs. I
tried doing this, but realized that I had a major problem -- namely, that
I couldn't find any canonical reference on what is safe and what is
unsafe. Does such a reference exist? What relative URLs are guaranteed
to work (i.e., within the same directory, subdirectories, on the same
server), and what kinds of URLs will actually trip up the browser? I've
run into cases where different browsers will interpret relative URLs
differently, for instance.

Perhaps there's a canonical test set? (heh.)