[thelist] PHP, include() and relative links

Michael Wolfe wolfboy69 at earthlink.net
Fri May 25 12:18:32 CDT 2001

At 05:40 PM 5/25/01 +0100, you wrote:
>Could anyone tell me how to use absolute roots - if that's the right way of
>putting it - and the include command in PHP, or am I trying to do the
>I want to be able to include a file called template.php located in a files
>directory. I want this file to be included by several different files held
>in different directories. I thought this could be acheived using
>include("/file/template.php") but it doesn't seem to want to work.


What I usually do is declare a variable that points to DOCUMENT_ROOT in a 
file called globals.php, which I include with every file.

here's the code snippet


Here's the line I include in all of my files:


And then, when I want to use absolute references, I use something like this:

Michael Wolfe
Senior Software Engineer

mwolfe at ework.com

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