Javascript issue (wrong path)

I have a button that activates a javascript function when clicked:

function getDOC() 
{
    var str=window.location.href;

    var n=str.match(/#admin/); 
    if (n) 
   {
    window.open("../doc/adm.pdf");
    }

    n = str.match(/#api_primer/);
    if (n) 
    {
    window.open("../doc/api_primr.pdf");
    }

    n = str.match(/#cmds/);
    if (n) 
    {
    window.open("../doc/cmds.pdf");
    }

    n = str.match(/#install_config/);
    if (n) 
    {
    window.open("../doc/conf.pdf");
     }
}

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But for some reason, the folder path is incorrect on execution... And the result is a file not found error:

"HTTP Status 404 - /doc/cmds.pdf"

It should be looking for ../docs/cmds.pdf.

Any ideas?
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S ConnellyTechnical WriterAsked:
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GaryCommented:
Is .. going up and outside your root folder?
S ConnellyTechnical WriterAuthor Commented:
Not sure what you mean. It should find the documents in the relative path but the code ignores the ".." and assumes an absolute path.
GaryCommented:
Is doc within your root folder - the only reason I can think it is giving what you think is an absolute path is because you are trying go up outside the root of the site. In this case it would ignore the .. bit
Do you have a link to the page?

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
For your js to work, you would need this directory structure where the javascript came from the file 'this.html'.
home
	html (web root)
		/docs
			cmds.pdf
		/this
			this.html

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GaryCommented:
Go on Dave, give a bad example.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
What's wrong with it, Gary?
GaryCommented:
I meant post a visual representation of where it would fail by trying to go outside the root (not that your example was wrong)
S ConnellyTechnical WriterAuthor Commented:
I see what you guys are trying to tell me. This is what I was missing.

Ty
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I created a little demo that corresponds to the structure above.  In this, both the 'Direct' link and the 'Javascript' link should bring up the same document.  The javascript link opens in a new tab in Firefox.  I slightly modified your javascript for demo purposes.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
 "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

<html>
<head>
<title>Javascript link test</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
function getDOC(str) 
{
    //var str=window.location.href;

    var n=str.match(/#admin/); 
    if (n) 
   {
    window.open("../doc/adm.pdf");
    }

    n = str.match(/#api_primer/);
    if (n) 
    {
    window.open("../doc/api_primr.pdf");
    }

    n = str.match(/#cmds/);
    if (n) 
    {
    window.open("../doc/cmds.pdf");
    }

    n = str.match(/#install_config/);
    if (n) 
    {
    window.open("../doc/conf.pdf");
     }
}
// -->
</script>

</head>
<body>
<h1>Javascript link test</h1>
<h3>Direct links:</h3>
<a href="../doc/adm.pdf">../doc/adm.pdf</a><br />
<a href="../doc/api_primr.pdf">../doc/api_primr.pdf</a><br />
<a href="../doc/cmds.pdf">../doc/cmds.pdf</a><br />
<a href="../doc/conf.pdf">../doc/conf.pdf</a><br />

<h3>Javascript links:</h3>
<p onclick="getDOC('#admin');">../doc/adm.pdf</p>
<p onclick="getDOC('#api_primer');">../doc/api_primr.pdf</p>
<p onclick="getDOC('#cmds');">../doc/cmds.pdf</p>
<p onclick="getDOC('#install_config');">../doc/conf.pdf</p>

</body>
</html>

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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
Try this :
function getDOC()  {
    var hash = location.hash;
    var docs_path = location.pathname.split("/").slice(0,-2).join("/") + "/doc/";
    var filenames = { 
        "#admin":"adm.pdf",
        "#api_primer":"api_primr.pdf", 
        "#cmds":"cmds.pdf", 
        "#install_config":"conf.pdf"
    };
    if(filenames[hash]) {
        window.open( docs_path + filenames[hash] );
    };
}

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S ConnellyTechnical WriterAuthor Commented:
Awesome, I'll test this tonight. Much appreciated for your effort.
S ConnellyTechnical WriterAuthor Commented:
Thank you again, everyone!
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