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Well, heres an easy question (i think).

Um.. it's all a bit of a mess really now..
 
1)I have a file called global_variables.cfm in www.mysite.com/includes/
this file is linked to from my application.cfm file found in the root of the website.
it contains these lines:
 
<CFSET application.root_path="../">
<CFSET application.image_path="#application.root_path#navigation/">
<CFSET application.includes="#application.image_path#includes/">
 
2)my main page is made up of 4 include files, inc_1pageheader.cfm, inc_2globalqueries.cfm etc...
these include files are in the www.mysite.com/includes/ folder also.
the includes display the main navigation, with images and stylesheets.
here is the example from an include:
 
<link rel="stylesheet" href="#application.images#stylesheet.css">
<LINK rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="#application.images#favicon.ico">
 
3)I have a file called index.cfm  which is in www.mysite.com/ (the root dir)
this uses <cfinclude> to compile up the page design, and also displays the main "news" scrren on my page
 
 
4)all the images for the site are in : www.mysite.com/navigation

 
OKAY, now the page compiles fine, and it finds all the include pages fine. except it can't find the images. however
there is one exception to this. it manages to find this image found on the inc_4restofpage.cfm:
 
<img src="#application.images#/icon-bullet.gif" width="9" height="9">

But NOT this one:
<img src="#application.images#/1x1.gif" width="100" height="15">
 
and it's not picking up the above stylesheet either.
 
 

It's confusing me.. as this should be EASY!
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Try changing the application.rootpath to "/" instead of "../".

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by:M_Corkish
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unfortunately i tried that, and it didn't work.

to simplify perhaps.... how does everyone else do this?   so that the includes, and images folder is available to all pages..nomatter how deep they may be down the directory structure.

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I do pretty much the same as you.

Have you tried looking at the source code of the page where the images aren't being displayed?

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by:M_Corkish
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yeah, and *some* of them work... thats why it's so odd..

basically on the 3rd include file, there are like 4 different images mentioned on that include. 1 of them loads... the others don't... the <img src="blah"> is correct.. so it's real odd.  it just doesn't seem to want to convert the #application.images# to it's proper path.

It ends up leaving it in, ie:

<img src="#imagepath#/1x1.gif" width="100" height="6">

where as the line below it, it does this:

<img src="/mischaiscool/navigation/icon-bullet.gif" width="9" height="9">


which of course works... hmmm.. if i right click the properties on the working image, it's fine.. but heres something interesting... when i click the propterties of the not working image... it says this:

http://127.0.0.1/mysite/index.cfm#imagepath#/1x1.gif

which is most certainly not what the source is telling it to do.... it appears to be sticking in the index.cfm file in the image url..


hmmmm
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Are you sure that the code is all wrapped in cfoutput tags. That is the only reason I can think of for this behaviour.

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by:M_Corkish
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dude! that was essentially it.. i guess i had assumed i could use those without cfoutput!  doh..

Thanks.. this had been bothering me for a while....

Why is it we can't ever see stupid things like this?

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