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Style Sheet Link Relative Absolute paths

Posted on 2004-09-15
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Project structure:
webApplication
\-images
\-jsp
\\-includes (sub of jsp)
\\-test1
\\\test2.jsp (jsp in test1 dir)
\\-test2
\-classes

In my web xml, I have test2.jsp mapped to new url test2

In my jsp page, only this link will make certain style sheet is ALWAYS used regardless of the URL entered by user:
<LINK href="/MYAPP/stylesheets/screen.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
Works for the following two URL's:
http://localhost:9080/MYAPP/jsp/test1/test2.jsp
http://localhost:9080/MYAPP/test2.jsp

Anyway around using absolute path? Is this good practice?
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Question by:Paullkha
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by:TimYates
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<LINK href="<%= request.getContextPath() %>/stylesheets/screen.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

may be better...then it doesn't matter what you call your webapp :-)
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by:Paullkha
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But is must be absolute, right. Because of the mapping, no way around.
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by:Paullkha
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PS. This question is similar, maybe you would take a look.
http://experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/JSP/Q_21130549.html
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TimYates earned 75 total points
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No, it can be relative to the JSP...  But the absolute one will be the same in every JSP...

Otherwise it would have to vary depending on what directory the JSP was in...
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