[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #17048: URLs delivered to the browser should be root-relative

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Fri Oct 28 02:01:41 UTC 2011

#17048: URLs delivered to the browser should be root-relative
 Reporter:  dmole            |       Owner:  edwardw
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:
Component:  General          |     Version:  3.3
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:  maybelater
 Keywords:  close            |

Comment (by MarcusPope):

 For sending out emails - it's the host that is serving the content.  That
 will dynamically change depending on where you are hosting from (dev,
 staging or production.)  So you can safely send out emails from a dev
 environment without affecting your production users.

 Not changing existing content is a recognized caveat.  There are a couple
 plugins out there that do accomplish this, and if used in combination with
 my plugin they *might* update to root-relative links if they are
 implemented properly.  Adding a feature to look for a user inputed
 "http://internal1.example.com" and replace it with "" in the database
 should be doable, but it was outside the scope of what I needed when I
 wrote the plugin.  As it stands, since the SITE_URL is now dynamic, I
 can't reliably know what to look for programmatically because in dev, I
 wouldn't know what your production links are supposed to be.

 The wlwmanifest is actually pulled from the site_url() - because site_url
 is used in ways that are not applicable to root-relative only links it has
 to be dynamically generated with the current HTTP_HOST.  But it's not a
 huge problem because that internal1.example.com will change depending on
 the host it is being served from, which is essentially what a root-
 relative url does anyway.

 It's a shame there's not a comments thread on the plugin page itself, as I
 feel awkward posting here for support.  Is the only other option my own
 solution or constantly trolling the support message board to look for my
 plugin's tag?

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/17048#comment:54>
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