Relative and absolute paths in Web Development
I've been working on multiple computers for some time now, and there's one problem that keeps cropping up now and then, and sometimes when going from development to production, or when a folder changes name... Whatever.
/images/file.gif will point to the root, and
file.gif will look in the current directory. The script doesn't always know the path relative to the current document, and it won't (easily) know what directory the images are in from the docroot. So what to do in this case?
var loader = $('img#loader_image').clone(); $('div#visible_loader').append(loader);
Does anyone have a better method for this type of thing? If so, get me on Twitter, at least until I enable comments on my blog.