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HTMLHelp Forums _ Markup (HTML, XHTML, XML) _ About src attribute.

Posted by: jaykcon Sep 10 2009, 10:41 PM

I have a confusion with the src attribute. When I insert images in my web site using html, what is more correct with the src attribute: to write the relative location of the image on the root directory or write the URL address of that image? Which is the real difference?

Posted by: pandy Sep 10 2009, 11:24 PM

Technically there is no difference. The browser will resolve a relative URL to the full URL anyway.

I think few people use the full URL though. Relative or root relative URLs are more usual. Use what you find most handy.

Posted by: jaykcon Sep 14 2009, 10:29 AM

What is the difference between "relative path" and "absolute path" when I insert an image using html?
Thanks

Posted by: pandy Sep 14 2009, 11:48 AM

Threads merged.

Posted by: pandy Sep 14 2009, 11:48 AM

QUOTE(jaykcon @ Sep 14 2009, 05:29 PM) *

What is the difference between "relative path" and "absolute path" when I insert an image using html?


It's URL, not path. Typically path means system path, as c:\blah\blah.... (and corresponding on other OSes than Windows). URLs begin with http:// or resolves to URLs that begin with http:// .


Also see http://htmlhelp.com/faq/html/basics.html#relative-url .

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