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Avoiding the Absolute or Relative Problem

Sometimes when I link to a page, I get a 404 error or some other strange problem, even though I’m certain that the page exists.

What’s probably happening is that your links may have been stored as absolute pathnames instead of relative. Sometimes when you view the source on your page, you’ll find that the full pathname to a document on your hard drive somehow made it into the document, like C:/Documents/Pages/MyPage.html, which obviously won’t work for someone across the Internet.


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