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HTML question about HREF=file:     It's pointing to an old location!

Posted on 2013-11-17
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I uploaded a simple web page "A" but a link to page "B" isn't working and when I hover my mouse over the hyperlink I see the school student lab mapped drive where I created the page.  This doesn't make sense.  why would it transfer that to my web page  I'm now working on this site at home.

Needless to say, my simple link to another page isn't working.
1.  What is this bad href=  what does it stand for?
2.  How to fix?

  href="file:///\\LAB01\Users\BroTrofski\Private\site\contact.htm"
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Your link should look like this

<a href="/contact.htm">My Link</a>

This would look for contact.htm in the sites root folder.

You cannot link to local resources from an external website.
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by:brothertruffle880
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Gary:
I didn't create that link.   I just saved the web page file as a simple HTML file and the software did it.
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What software
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Saving the file to your own computer makes it a local file.  Where is the confusion?
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