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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Baked-in context paths
Date Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:52:02 GMT
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Milo,

On 11/6/13, 1:48 PM, Milo Hyson wrote:
> On Nov 5, 2013, at 10:49 AM, Christopher Schultz
> <chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote:
> 
>> Any time dynamic content is generated, there exists a great deal
>> of risk that relative URLs will make page links fail (that is,
>> you'll end up with a bad link because it's relative to the wrong
>> thing). There are plenty of workarounds for that kind of thing,
>> but you complicate your life with stacked workarounds for a
>> situation you can avoid entirely.
> 
> So basically you're saying it's not that relative links are bad per
>  se, it's just that in some cases they can be tricky to get right?

I would go a step further and say that they are so dangerously easy to
get wrong one shouldn't even try.

The only reason you were having issues with your initial BZ report was
because you were trying to play games with the proxy server. Even if
using relative links, things would have gone badly for you eventually.

- -chris
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