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Including CSS files from outside the wwwroot in Coldfusion

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I have looked all over the internet for this answer and can not find one solution that works with CSS file. I am trying to include css files from outside the wwwroot folder. How can I do this? I am hosting my site on Hostek Coldfusion servers.
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by:Tomarse111
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If its a windows box with IIS, you can create a virtual directory to where the external CSS files live. Then just reference them from there in the normal way.

http://www.iis.net/configreference/system.applicationhost/sites/site/application/virtualdirectory

Tom
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by:Envisoin
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Unfortunately I do not have access to the admin can create a virtual directory. Is there any way to do that programmatically using ColdFusion? I know you can do with images, but is impossible to include a CSS file from outside the web root and having work?
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YOu can use cffile and then just write the variable within a style tag.

<cfoutput>
	<cffile action="read" file="c:\temp\test.css" variable="css">
<style>
#css#
</style>
<div>This is unstyled/</div>
<div id="test">this is styled</div></cfoutput>

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by:Tomarse111
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You may be able to do it through the CF admin in Mappings but im pretty certain they are only accesible through certain CF tags .. like cfinclude. I dont think a <link> would work on it, so:

<link type="text/css" media="screen" rel="stylesheet" href="/folderdoutside/test.css" />

Would not work.

Why would you not put the CSS in your webroot? You could host it on another URL and reference that?
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by:SidFishes
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(I've shown you how to do what you want but I'd have to agree with Tomarse, why not put it in the webroot....?)
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by:Envisoin
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The reason I don't want to put in in the web root is because of an ex-friend of mine who was directly stealing my work. For the last 10 years I've been telling him to get on the CSS bandwagon and he has fought me over making the transition. He still doesn't all of these websites with in-line CSS. He recently was asked to make changes to one of his websites that had over 3200 pages of in-line CSS code and he asked me for help. He said he would pay me $500 out of the $2500 he was getting paid to redesign the site. He never paid me and every time I publish a new website he's been stealing my CSS code. Normally I would not care, but he is direct competition for me and my web design business and after what he did I will not help him!
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by:SidFishes
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well, unfortunately, you won't be able to prevent them from stealing css - it will -always- be visible, just as js has to be. If it's not, the browser can't use it. This is by design.

 Any tool like firebug will be able to inspect every css file.

Putting a copyright notice in your css files and then threatening with legal action is about all you can do
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Thank you for the rapid response to this question!!
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