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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] What are URLs relative to?
Date Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:21:48 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lightbulb432 [mailto:veerukrishnan@hotmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 7:36 AM
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: [users@httpd] What are URLs relative to?
> 
> 
> What are relative URLs relative to? For example, if you 
> define an error page
> in .htaccess and you have relative URLs in the error page 
> itself (although
> I've heard it's better to have absolute URLs in there), are 
> those relative
> URLs resolved relative to:
> 
> a) the physical location of that error page
> b) the location of the requested URL (e.g. site.com/friendlyURL)
> c) the location of the rewritten URL (e.g.
> site.com/subdir1/subdir2/page.abc?hello=true)

Answer:

d) the location (ie, URL) of the error page

eg, if the error page is at http://server/error/404.html and the link is
to "../index.html" then the URL of the link will be
http://server/index.html

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 

> 
> I saw the following from
> http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/sitemanagement/custom404error.ht
> ml, which is
> the reason behind this question:
> 
> "Since your 404 page might be served up from any subdirectory 
> of your site,
> make sure all links and image sources are defined absolutely. 
> For instance,
> use href="/index.html" instead of href="../../index.html""
> 
> Thanks.
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