[development] links

Ashraf Amayreh mistknight at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 12:24:04 UTC 2007

The l() and url() are pretty tame, I've ran through so many cases I wish I
had recorded all of them, but I'll make sure to do that in the future.

Yup, base_path() did it for referencing path_to_theme() files. What about
referencing files in the files directory? At a glance, all of the following
seem to play a role in this. There's file_create_path() to
file_create_filename() and even file_create_URL() and file_directory_path()
they're simply confusing. What's the correct way to reference a file that
wouldn't become affected by clean URLs or site's URL (domain/subfolder)?

On 4/23/07, Amr Mostafa <amr.mostafa at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Cheers,
> 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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