Style Sheet Link Relative Absolute paths

Posted on 2004-09-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
Project structure:
\\-includes (sub of jsp)
\\\test2.jsp (jsp in test1 dir)

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:

Anyway around using absolute path? Is this good practice?
Question by:Paullkha
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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 :-)

Author Comment

ID: 12086865
But is must be absolute, right. Because of the mapping, no way around.

Author Comment

ID: 12086928
PS. This question is similar, maybe you would take a look.
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TimYates earned 75 total points
ID: 12087753
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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