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How can I accurately reference my stylesheet?

Posted on 2015-01-14
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Here's the way my site's organization looks:

root
     css directory
     images directory
     app folder 1
     app folder 2

In my app folder, I'm referring to my stylesheet.css located in my css directory like this:       

<link href="../css/new_style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

Works great! All my fonts, margins, divs - everything is fine. The problem, however, is that none of my images show up because I'll have a background image in my stylesheet referenced as:

background-image: url(../images/background.jpg);

But because I'm sitting in my "app folder 1" directory, that URL doesn't work.

I realize I could probably change the URLs of my background images to an absolute value rather than a relative one, but it seems I saw a technique using "_DIR_" that remedies all of this.

I might be wrong, but I wanted to see if there was a way to code the reference to my stylesheet.css where any image url was handled correctly.

Thoughts?
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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Yes.  Just use...

background-image: url(/images/background.jpg);

The single slash makes it relative to the web root.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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Uhm.... Why is this posted in the PHP topic?  It has zero to do with PHP.

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by:brucegust
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Got it!

Thanks!
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