[development] links

Amr Mostafa amr.mostafa at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 11:58:15 UTC 2007

You need to use base_path()
e.g., <?php print base_path() . path_to_theme(). '/images/whatever.gif' ?>

In the first case, using l() or url() should be it, would you post an
example wrong link being generated out of them?


On 4/23/07, Ashraf Amayreh <mistknight at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Don't know if this is the best place for this, so if it's already
> discussed elsewhere, I'll be thankful if you could point me to the URL cause
> I couldn't find anything myself. I'm really having a tough time when
> creating URLs to other parts of a Drupal site. Especially when I'm using
> clean URLs and even more when I have Drupal as a subfolder like
> http://example.com/mydrupalsite (in which case the internal node page
> could be something like http://example.com/drupal/node/5)
> As far as I've noticed, there are three cases of referencing, this is how
> I do it, but I'm positive that there's something wrong or else I wouldn't
> get broken links and/or images when I toggle clean-urls on and off and when
> I have my site as a domain opposed to a subfolder:
> 1. Referencing another page, in this case I use l() or url() with relative
> paths to get the link
> 2. Referencing a file in the themes folder in which case I use src="<?php
> print path_to_theme().'/images/whatever.gif';?>
> 3. Referencing a file in the files folder in which case I use href="<?php
> print file_directory_path().'/whatever.zip';?>
> The main headache cause is the second one. If I have clean URLs on and the
> site as a domain ( http://example.com/) then the paths are wrong on node
> pages. Although this may be a bug or something, I need to know the
> standard way of referencing any and all paths before I jump to conclusions.
> Would be grateful if someone could shed the light on this :-)
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