href value on
Link elements with a
rel="self" attribute were originally designed to enable One Click Subscriptions. In particular, they were designed to enable
user agents to find the original feed long after it had been fetched and
the memory of the original URI used to fetch the feed has been forgotten,
as may occur when a browser hands a feed off to an aggregator.
Of course, this only works if the link can be resolved to an absolute URI using only the information contained within the feed itself.
Here are a few links to prior discussions on the topic:
Either make the value of the
href attribute on this link an
absolute IRI, or add an
xml:base attribute with a absolute IRI as its value on either this, or any enclosing, element.
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