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how to use relative paths for theme files


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8 July 2008 at 9:29am (Last edited: 8 July 2008 9:29am), Community Member, 3 Posts

hey guys,

this is very basic on linking to /theme files in templates.

given i am using my own theme and including css:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="themes/exampletheme/css/screen.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />

the thing is though, the engine generates links with slashes at the end by default, i.e.:

and this obviously wouldn't work as the ultimate http request to css is assembled as following:
while i need the query to point to

in other words this kind of relative path above ("themes/exampletheme/....") doesn't work unless i remove the end slash from the URL.

there seems to be a workaround by using $BaseHref for all media files but i am sure there is another clean way. just by looking at the code used at ;)

i also don't want to hardcode anything as paths on devel server are different.

how do you guys deal with this? have i missed something in the confuguration .htaccess?



8 July 2008 at 9:58am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Have you got the <% base_tag %> in your theme? This sets the <base> tag in your template to so every relative link on the page is taken from this.


8 July 2008 at 8:23pm Community Member, 3 Posts

many thanks Will, this was helpful!