joined:June 2, 2006
If you're to spell out your own coding preference for internal linking, how would it look like and why?
I ask this as I came across /something/ vs. ../something/ way of linking.
I was aware of this before, but never bothered as Dreamweaver would do it for me, so if it's about going one or more levels up, the link would be in the form of ../../ etc.
Now, looking into the code someone else made for me, I see a simple / and nothing else (including templates). It works, but I wonder about possible implications.
I like to follow the standards, not to have a mix of ../ and / at the same time within the same website.
What I've been doing so far is:
- Home page - full URL starting with HTTP://
- Internal pages - follow the folder structure by using ../
- Always link to a subfolder only, never to index page itself (reduce duplicate content issue between / and /index.html). Use redirect for all index.html to / in .htaccess.