[development] Files directory on installation usability fix notquite usable. ; )
HedgeMage at binaryredneck.net
Sun Dec 9 20:15:51 UTC 2007
> Making the file path in the files table relative to the files folders
> would just require one change throughout drupal (core and contrib),
> you would have to do something like this when you link to a file:
> drupal_get_files_path() . $relative_file_path_in_db
> As that produces the direct link and the file is public accessible,
> drupal is not loaded.
I think we're talking about two different things (sort of) -- you are
saying that the path in the files table would be relative to the files
dir, but the normal real path would still be presented to the user's
client, so normal http could still be used.
For some reason I'd just assumed that files would also be aliased to
http://www.example.com/files/filename so that if the directory were
moved, it would be totally transparent to the user. I'd pictured Drupal
loading to handle the alias.
Thanks for setting me straight,
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