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Links inside php include



1:05 am on Feb 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hello everyone,

The title of this thread might be misleading, but I'm pretty sure this question belongs to this part of the forum, if not, feel free to say it :)

I created a php include to have it across all of my websites (some sort of community thing to help those sites with lower traffic) and I want it hosted on my main site and include it on all others using the absolute url/path to the included file as well as the css to it, that works fine so far...

My problem is that when I link the sites the absolute URLs get treated as relative so what should go to "https://www.site1.net" goes to "www.mainsite.com/www.site1.net"

This is the included file I'm calling from all pages:
<div id="community">
<span id="community-title">Community:</span>
| <a href="https://www.site1.net/" class="community-link">Site 1</a>
| <a href="https://www.site2.com" class="community-link">Site 2</a>
| <a href="https://www.site3.com" class="community-link">Site 3</a>

I have linked to absolute URLs before, just not inside a php include, would this be the problem?

Thanks in advanced for any help provided :)


6:12 pm on Feb 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

The first thing that comes to mind is you've errantly left out https://

<a href="www.example.com">

That would do it too.

The only other thing I can think of ATM is that you have a base href interfering with the mix(?, though it shouldn't with fully qualified links.)

<base href=" [mainsite.com">...]



7:02 pm on Feb 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm sorry to say that I was calling the wrong file from my test page, can't say I didn't learn from this though, I didn't know about the base tag before this conversation :)

Thanks rocknbil, it all working fine now.

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