[wp-hackers] Why hard-code the base URL (and directory)?

Robert Lusby nanogwp at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 09:35:21 UTC 2012

My advice - don't go there. You're about to open a can worms with which 
the core developers disagree with a large majority of the community.

Hey - it's there product, not ours I guess.


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> [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Hydrostarr
> Sent: 11 March 2012 16:20
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: [wp-hackers] Why hard-code the base URL (and directory)?
> Why does WordPress hard-code the base URL and directory?  (Both are
> hard-coded in back-end database.)  Why not leave this up to Apache
> mappings in my Linux installs, making all references to paths (either in
> URL/web space or filesystem space) relative?  This seems to be how may
> other web apps in my server installs do it.
> Makes it difficult to port/test/demo installs/sites modularly.  eg, when
> demo-ing multiple, independent revs of same site to client, like in:
> Details: http://goo.gl/ldbkI
> Thoughts?
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