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Chapter 6. Working with Links > More About Relative Links - Pg. 232

Working with Links 232 the file is, which it doesn't have to do when the links are relative. Three, if you keep a copy of your Web site in more than one location or if you relocate it to a different domain or server, you want the links to be correct whether the visitor is looking at your page on www.dingdong.com or www.bopshebop.org, and with relative links, you don't need to re-code each page. More About Relative Links Everyone knows that a Web address looks like this: http://www.site.com/page.html On the other hand, if you're linking to pages within the same site, you don't need to include the entire, absolute URL in your link. If you use a relative link, the browser will look for the page within the same site. Then, your link might look like this in the code: page.html or /page.html Which is which? The first example is a document-relative link from one page to another page in the same folder (Figure 6.4). You can also use document-relative links to link pages in different folders together.