March 11th, 2004, 01:47 PM
Virtual Directories, includes, & getting correct paths???
I'm trying to have 1 folder for include files that can be called from other files on root, in subfolders below root, and in subfolders under other sub-level folders.
What approach should I take? Here's what I've tried:
First, Tried regular #include file=inc/filename, and that works, but then I need to make different versions of the same code for each folder level that will call the include files. (ie, 1 level below root gets "#include file=../inc/filename for the include and links & images have "../" before their path, too. It works but the multiple copies of the code is an issue for updating.
Second, tried virtual #include virtual=include/filename, and that works, created the virtual folder include to point to the actual inc folder, it gets the file ok, it displays it ok, but then the links & images are still relative to the the file that called them (some sub folder), not where the include file is at (inc in root).
What else can I try? It is possible, right?
Can't really use full path (http://www.blah.com/somefile.....) for include, links & images as this needs to move from test server to prod, etc, w/o changing contents of files.
I thought about base href, but a) that's in head tags only, and b) that'd set the whole page ....
March 11th, 2004, 02:36 PM
Try using include virtual from the top of your website
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March 12th, 2004, 02:23 PM
Ok, got it!
Though our virual was on the root, and we did use /, it also needed a change in IIS, site properties, local path.
Otherwise we were so close, yet still not getting it. Now, all three pieces work together as they should.