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Chapter 26. Working with Web Pages > Relative versus Absolute Hyperlinks

Relative versus Absolute Hyperlinks

In working with Web-oriented technology, it's important to understand the difference between relative and absolute hyperlinks. Keep in mind that it is the relative relationship between files, in terms of their physical location, that makes a Web work properly. As long as the relative relationship remains intact, the link will work properly, even if the files are moved to an entirely different system.

An absolute link defines the actual physical location of a file. For example, the word processing file for this chapter is in the folder g:\bob\books\excel_se on my computer system. Other Excel and Word files used to create the examples for this book are also in that directory.


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