Root-relative versus document-relative links
Posted on 2002-04-29
Is it better to use root-relative links or document-relative links? I am writing simple HTML code, no dynamic loading of pages, and I have heard different opinions about this. It seems that if you don't expect the subdirectories to change then document-relative links should be okay. The webpages concerned are static: they are electronic versions of annual reports, etc. which have been released in hard copy, and each one consists of a collection of subdirectories containing several documents (linked to the contents.htm and index.htm pages) which should not change once they are uploaded to a website.