?
Solved

Setting up directory structures

Posted on 2001-06-15
6
Medium Priority
?
196 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
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!
0
Comment
Question by:M_Corkish
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:CF_Spike
ID: 6194594
Try changing the application.rootpath to "/" instead of "../".

Spike
0
 

Author Comment

by:M_Corkish
ID: 6194616
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.

C.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:CF_Spike
ID: 6194631
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?

Spike
0
Supports up to 4K resolution!

The VS192 2-Port 4K DisplayPort Splitter is perfect for anyone who needs to send one source of DisplayPort high definition video to two or four DisplayPort displays. The VS192 can split and also expand DisplayPort audio/video signal on two or four DisplayPort monitors.

 

Author Comment

by:M_Corkish
ID: 6194696
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
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
CF_Spike earned 200 total points
ID: 6194716
Are you sure that the code is all wrapped in cfoutput tags. That is the only reason I can think of for this behaviour.

Spike
0
 

Author Comment

by:M_Corkish
ID: 6194941
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?

C.
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is a guide to setting up a new WHM/cPanel Server to be used for web hosting accounts. It is intended for web hosting company administrators and dedicated server owners. For under $99 per month (considering normal rate of Big Data Cetnters like …
If you don't have the right permissions set for your WordPress location in IIS, you won't be able to perform automatic updates. Here's how to fix the problem.
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
Suggested Courses

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question