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HTML base tag and element

1. If a base element is used in an HTML document, it specifies a URL, which is applied to all relative elements of that document.

2. base element starts with <base> tag and it's end tag is forbidden.

Syntax

<base href="URL" />

Whether both start and end tags are required

The start tag is required but end tag is forbidden.

Can contain

HTML base element is an empty element, i.e. it can not contain any other text or element.

Can reside within

HTML base element can reside within head element.

Attributes

href.

Target frame information

target.

Example of using HTML base element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>HTML link tag example > HTML tutorial | w3resource</title>
<base href="https://www.w3resource.com/">
</head>
<body>
<ul>
<li><a href="php/php-home.php">PHP Tutorial</a></li>
<li><a href="javascript/javascript.php">JavaScript Tutorial</a></li>
<li><a href="mysql/mysql-tutorials.php">MySQL Tutorial</a></li>
</ul>
</body>
</html>

result

html base element

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HTML base tag example.

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