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HTML <base> Tag


Specify a default URL and a default target for all links on a page:

  <base href="https://www.w3schools.com/" target="_blank">

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Definition and Usage

The <base> tag specifies the base URL and/or target for all relative URLs in a document.

The <base> tag must have either an href or a target attribute present, or both.

There can only be one single <base> element in a document, and it must be inside the <head> element.

Browser Support

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Attribute Value Description
href URL Specifies the base URL for all relative URLs in the page
target _blank
Specifies the default target for all hyperlinks and forms in the page

Global Attributes and Events

The <base> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

 The <base> tag does not support any event attributes.

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Base Object

Default CSS Settings