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Including a file on a page - Same page, Different URLs

Posted on 2006-10-30
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Hello Everybody!

I have a situation in which I need to include a file on a single page that has 2 different URLs and path depths.

For example:
Include File: http://www.mysite.com/include/include.inc
URL 1 = http://www.mysite.com/mypage/index.php
URL 2 = http://mypage.mysite.com/index.php

I know I can include a file absolutely by using $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'], but that does not work in the URL 2 situation (as the DOCUMENT_ROOT includes the "mypage" directory in its output, essentially then looking for the file in root/mypage/include/include.inc instead of root/include/include.inc).

Is there any straightforward way to overcome this? This is within a larger system using templates, so I don't have a lot of leeway in my programming.

Thanks!
Carlene
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If it's part of a larger system you should really have some structured way of managing paths etc -- either a config file with a list of paths in it, or a database storing the equivalent.

Why can't you use the absolute filesystem path? - ignore the document root, but don't try touching files outside such if open_basedir is set.

e.g. both can
   include_once(/usr/local/www/root/include/include.inc);

regardless of the path within $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']

However, I am assuming that both sites have access to the folder you are trying to get the file from - otherwise your out of luck -- though you can inlcude via a URL if you really need to -- this is not exactly secure/safe in most cases though!
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by:www-i-p-mu
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me i'll put like this

include('http://www.mysite.com/mypage/index.php');


include('http://mypage.mysite.com/index.php');


Good luck!!
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by:KellyCraig
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Wait.
So, why are the paths not relative?
Both of those URLS point to the same folder no>?
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