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Old 11-21-2005, 03:28 PM   #1
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HTML + href absolute path does not work

Hey all,
Low level question. I am trying to include a file on my system (FC4) on my site.

Im using <A HREF="FULL PATH">file </A>

because the file is located in a different tree from the root than my web server is. When i use the absolute path, the file is not loaded, says it cannot be found on the server.

When i copy the same file, perms the same, into my /var/www/html with all my other files, the file is read fine.
Any ideas?

thanks so much
Old 11-21-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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what about the permissions of the containing directories? If the web browser can't get to the file because of a permission lock out it won't be able to display it.

Old 11-21-2005, 04:01 PM   #3
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Even though I am the owner of the file I have wrx perms for Others ---. So this would prevent anyone from traversing into my directory, thank you.

Would it be worth it to create soft links to those files, in the /var/www/html file???

THanks josh
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if a file cannot be reached because of permissions, a link will not help to overcome the problem.

either add the dir to apaches view or the best way would be to make a copy into a dir that apache uses safely..


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