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Posted on 2008-10-02
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I am moving a website from a dedicated server to a server that will host multiple sites. Most of the path descriptions on the dedicated server code are relative:
 (i.e. <!-- #include virtual =  "/include/somefile.aps" --> or <img src = "/images/pixel.gif" )
and the defalt page is at the root (i.e.  wwwroot.default.asp). Now when I move a copy of the code to the new server, is will not be at root but in a subdirectory (i.e. wwwroot/myweb/default.asp).  All of the paths fail and the only way I can get the include to work is to change it to:
 <!-- #include file = "../../include/somefile.asp" --> and <img src="../../images/pixel.gif">.
 Do I have to change all of the pathing on my code??  Ugly thought!
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by:lodar123
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to my knowledge... its the ugly answer :) so yes
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by:kevbob650
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So there's no magic "virtual directory" or way to trick IIS? This is a big site with hundreds of pages.
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i guess you could create a virtual directory, or virtual domain name and the put the url for the include. I never tried that option though.  I used ASP most of the time and used global variables for my paths then just needed to add the file name
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