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Old August 16th, 2007, 06:32 AM
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Default Path problem

I am using Apache Tomcat/5.5.9.
I am having problem accessing the CSS in my Jsp page.
My Directory structure is



I am using the following path to have the reference for the global.css and it is not importing the CSS.

<link href="/css/global.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

If I replace the above href as below, it works?
<link href="../css/global.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

Please site me what would be the reason.
Doess I have to use ../ to refer the sibling folder in a web application?


Old September 4th, 2007, 06:13 AM
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Most of the developers will do the same kind of mistake. The first syntax has "/" in the href and it'll always point to http://localhost:8080/ which is the root for the tomcat. In the second syntax the "../" will consider the current directory and take one level up which is MyProject and tries to resolve the other part of the path.

General approach is to have the <base> tag which will point to the base directory of your application and all the other links in the jsp will use relative paths which will be resolved from the base directory given in the <base> tag. :-)

- Rakesh

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