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Assigning a variable for the web application's path

Posted on 2002-06-13
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How can I declare a path statement whereas  in my HTML I can just call the variable name instead of the path?  I have seen code like <a href = <%userpath%> & "whatever.htm"...... but don't know how to use it. I want to use it in multiple pages mainly so I do not have to keep changing my hardcoded paths in all my pages whenever I move something.
I am using Javascript in my pages too.
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by:KenAdney
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Well, I think you've got most of it, the part about  referring to the previously defined variable.  I think all you have to do is define what "userpath" is, for instance:

<%userpath = "../file_directory/" %>

put somewhere in the head of the ASP page.
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by:CCOIA
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That is my problem (should have elaborated more).  It is not an ASP page.  It is on a page that will be on an AS400 server running Webshere.  Can I still use the above syntax in a non-ASP page?
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COBOLdinosaur earned 50 total points
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That is strictly ASP syntax.  You can do it ins straight HTML by putting this in the head of the pages.

<base href="http://www.mysite.com/myfolder/index.html">
It will then treat everything up to the file name as the base path.  so a reference in the page like:

<a href="thepage.htm">  We be interrpreted as <a href="http://www.mysite.com/myfolder/thepage.htm">

and  <img src="images/my.gif"  will be >img src="http://www.mysite.com/myfolder/images/my.gif">

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by:CCOIA
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Thanks, just what I was looking for.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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Glad we could help.  Thanks for the A. :^)

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