[wp-hackers] Why always absolute paths?

Vinicius Massuchetto viniciusandre at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 13:09:17 UTC 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 9:58 AM, Stephen Rider
<wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
> 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 you'll
>> have tha same link _http://page.com/images/top.jpg
>> but when somebody will have WP installed in subdirectory, but he will use
>> 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.

Also, If I'm not wrong, the built-in import/export via XML feature of
Wordpress will keep the original URL, turning it into a broken link on
a new domain.
Vinícius Massuchetto

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