[wp-hackers] Why always absolute paths?
japhie at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 13:15:49 UTC 2010
The issue of broken absolute URLs left over after a migration is actually
fairly easily fixed with a MySQL find/replace query. Not really an issue.
On 21 April 2010 14:12, Stas Sușcov <stas at nerd.ro> wrote:
> În data de Mi, 21-04-2010 la 07:58 -0500, Stephen Rider a scris:
> > On Apr 21, 2010, at 6:46 AM, Bumbu Alex wrote:
> > > if you use sef url and you'll give relative path for the image (ex.
> > > images/top.jpg)
> > >
> > > so on page _http://page.com/ you'll have src to _
> > > http://page.com/images/top.jpg
> > Correct.
> > > you can use such src as /images/top.jpg and for the above examples
> > > have tha same link _http://page.com/images/top.jpg
> > > but when somebody will have WP installed in subdirectory, but he will
> > > default template, instead of getting
> > > _http://page.com/blog/images/top.jpg
> > > he will have
> > > _http://page.com/images/top.jpg
> > ??? If WP is installed in a subdirectory, the root path would include
> the subdirectory. I still don't see the problem with root paths.
> > I've wondered this myself regarding links to media put on a site with the
> uploader. Why full URL with the path? If I move domains or something I
> have to go into the database and change the URLs for all those links.
> > Stephen
> Didn't study in depth the cause, but I think saving media files uri in
> db helps a lot writing plugins for cdn plugins. This is an issue, but
> it's not wrong at all.
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