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prepend relative path? - step 11 page 21

Thread began 12/28/2009 8:44 am by chris396479 | Last modified 12/28/2009 2:06 pm by Jimmy Wu | 3741 views | 2 replies |

chris396479

prepend relative path? - step 11 page 21

Hi! Seasons Greetings!
My problemo: Wikidictionary: prepend: To premeditate; to weigh up mentally/To prefix an expression with another: How does this apply to step 11 page 21 of the DataAssist tutorial? In the property Inspector of Dreamweaver where do you add 'images/detail/' in the Src value as step 11 instructs me to do?

I was doing so well up until this point! This stuff is really tricky and I thought it would be easy with DataAssist!

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Office Guy-172461

Not sure which tutorial you're using but prepend is just a fancy way of saying, stick it on the front.

The idea is, if your images are stored in:
images/detail/
instead of storing the link in your database as:
images/detail/house.jpg

You prepend (stick on the front) images/detail/ to the code that calls the link stored in the database. The entry in your database would just be
house.jpg

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Jimmy Wu

As Office Guy said, the correct definition of prepend would be "To prefix an expression with another". Which means to put in front of the other. The relative path means the path relative to the file you're working on. So if you are currently working in the root directory of your site, and you are trying to access something in the images/thumbnails/ directory within the site root, you will put images/thumbnails/ as the relative path. If the file you are currently using is in the images/thumbnails directory and you are trying reference something in the image/information/ directory, you would use ../information/. The ".." specifies that you are going up one directory. So in this case, the ".." specifies to go to the image directory.

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