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I have a site that I'm creating in dreamweaver.  I've set up the site with the url that will be used once all files are uploaded to the server.  As long as I just create links within the file structure for now, will the links update when I post them to the server?  Will I have to recreate all paths before uploading to the server?
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by:rockmansattic
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Dont really understand the question?
It is best to have all paths relative.  This way, you can change the location of the site and everything will still work.
dont use absolute links for html pages.  Also, DW will update them for you AS YOU MOVE THEM on the local side.

Let me know if this helps.
An example would be good.

Rockman
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For example, I have links pointing to file://H|location/filename.htm while the site is being created without being live.  Once I make the site live, I don't want to have to change all of these links from pointing to file locations to an http://www.location/filename.htm.  I'm wondering if Dreamweaver will take care of that for me when I move the files to the server.  Does that make more sense?
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rockmansattic earned 250 total points
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Yes.
and no DW will not change the code like that.
When you make links to files as well as other pages, they NEED to be relative, not absolute.  
<a href="h:locations/filename.exe">
should be
<a href="../location/filename.exe">
or whatever the relative path.

This way, when you do upload the files and the pages, it all works.

*the only time DW does update this code is when you are using Templates and you have not yet saved the page.

Rockman
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