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Using absolute links

New Here ,
May 10, 2023 May 10, 2023

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Forgive me if this is a silly question. I haven't used Dreamweaver in quite a number of years and I am much more of a hobbiest than anything else.

I am maintaining my wife's photography site for her. The page header is common across all pages, while the content may, for my simplicity, run several layers deep in a heirarchy. I would like for things like css, scripts, common elements to be maintained in folders at the site level, so I can always reference the menu css as "/css/menu.css". This works fine in a webserver, but in the Dreamweaver live/split mode it does not find it.

I can force it to find the files by using relative links, but I'd prefer not to maintain these.

I have defined a local site path, and for images I have created the images folder in the advanced set up.

Is there something I am missing, or do I have to revert to relative links - certainly doable, but more maintenance.

Thanks

 

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Community Expert , May 10, 2023 May 10, 2023

There are three types of link paths:

https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/using/linking-navigation.html

 

If your local site folder is defined, Dreamwaver automatically manages link paths for you. 

Go to Site > Manage Sites > C:\MySite\

See screenshot.

 

image.png

 

I use Docume

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There are three types of link paths:

https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/using/linking-navigation.html

 

If your local site folder is defined, Dreamwaver automatically manages link paths for you. 

Go to Site > Manage Sites > C:\MySite\

See screenshot.

 

image.png

 

I use Document Relative links.  They work well locally and on the server.  

Site-Root Relative links work on the server but may not work locally.  

Dreamweaver does NOT manage Absolute links for you.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Thank you Nancy. My findings are consistent with what you have written "Site-Root Relative links work on the server but may not work locally." I will revert back to document relative links since that seems to be the only way I can see the changes in "Live" mode.

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