• Announcements

    • boen_robot

      Guidelines and Netiquette   03/28/2017

      Posting Problems:   Having problems posting your topic? Read through this: To join, you agree to our terms and conditions and fill out and submit a registration form. An activation email will be sent to your email adress, so you'll need to verify your account. After that the account has to be validated by one of the moderators. This will mean that it can take up to a day to be activated. A couple of things to remember to ensure approval: Don't use an email address in one of those $2 four character .com domains eg. xyds.com. These will be deleted and the domain added to the banned list. Don't use an email address that is within a domain with a bad reputation for spam. A Google search is run on every email address and email domain. Don't sign up with an email address that doesn't exist, doesn't work or requires the sender to answer a quiz before their email can get to you. Put your country and or state and city in the signup form. Blank forms will go to the botton of the "to do" list. And make sure that your email address and your country match, saying you're from Alabama and using a .ru email address is not going to get you activated. After a membership is activated the first few posts will be monitored. Posting spam or unapproved topics described in the agreement results in an immediate ban. The email provider and the IP addresses associated with the account will be banned and all posts will be deleted. These strict measures have been deemed necessary to hinder spam. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but it's not liable to change. If, after reading this, you still can't post and don't understand why, contact one of the Moderators listed here.   Topic Guidelines   Including the following information can expedite an accurate response from board members: Must be a Specific Problem or Question related to web design and development Include Code in Question (wrap with   for small blocks of code and for longer blocks   ) Include Code Author Include Extra Notes/Modifications/Attempts Include web link to page/file when possible Content Guidelines   You may not post, upload, link to, or email any Content that contains, promotes, gives instruction about, or provides prohibited Content. Prohibited Content includes any Content that breaks any local, state, county, national or international law. Prohibited Content also includes: No direct or indirect advertising or websites, forums, products, services No hijacking of posts (do not post your question in someone elses) Content that infringes upon any rights [ex. MP3s and ROMs] (including, but not limited to, copyrights and trademarks) Abusive, threatening, defamatory, racist, or obscene Viruses or any other harmful computer software False Information or libel Spam, chain letters, or Pyramid schemes Gambling or Illicit drugs Terrorism Hacking or cheating for internet/online games Warez, Roms, CD-Keys, Cracks, Passwords, or Serial Numbers Pornography, nudity, or sexual material of any kind Excessive profanity Invasive of privacy or impersonation of any person/entity Hacking materials or information Posting Tips   There are more BBcodes than there are buttons for on the reply menu. To get the full list, click "BB Code Help" underneath the clickable smilie face menu. Use   for small snippets of code Use   for lengthy snippets of code Use   if your snippet is HTML (optional) Use   if your snippet is SQL (optional) Rules of Conduct   Be nice. There's no need for calling someone stupid if they ask an 'easy' question. Keep your avatars and signatures absolutely child friendly. We have a younger audience on this forum. Keep your language appropriate for the same reason above. Do not PM moderators for help on the forum. Post on the topic, or create a new one.   Spam:   Recently, as you have all without doubt noticed, we have had lots of spam and advertisement on the forum. Therefore, we'd like to alert you as to what to do when you have found any of the aforementioned annoying messages: it. Immediately. Give a clear reason, please, if the advertising is not evident. DO NOT POST! Report, let the post stay as is, and we will get to it, meanwhile if you continue to post as normal in the other threads, it won't be on the top so long. Refrain from PMing the member. This won't help at all, as they are most likely spambots anyway. Thank you.       Images in signatures:   After thinking of users on dial-up, we have decided to enforce the following rules regarding signatures. Please pay heed to them. Respecting these rules is respecting the members on this forum with dial-up. Signature rules: No animated images AT ALL. No matter the amount of animation. Maximum image widthxheight: 300x150 Maximum image (file) size: 15kb Use calm colors. Do not use highly contrasting images in your signature, as this can get really annoying when seeing several posts from one member in the same thread. The same prohibited content goes for images as for posts. Lastly, use common sense. No lengthy signatures please. Save us some scrolling. Thank you.       Links in signatures:   Please understand that w3schools.com only exists because of voluntary work and is barely supported by the advertising littered throughout the tutorials and the forum. So, please, stop advertising other sites. DO not post links that drive traffic away from the w3schools domain - especially to a site that offers similar if not identical information. Please help support the site by keeping individuals on it. Thank you. Here are some guidelines as to what you can put in your signature: w3schools links --> allowed w3.org links --> allowed browser links --> allowed html editor links --> allowed personal sites --> allowed tutorial sites competing with w3schools --> NOT allowed sites completely irrelevant to webprogramming and this forum --> NOT allowed   Thanks for understanding, and for taking the time to read this. ~W3Schools Modstaff~
wildman

#INCLUDE FILE in another directory

9 posts in this topic

my include file works, provided both the program and i.f. it reads and includes are in the same directory.

Now, i.f. is in 'root' and 4 programs , that feed off it, are in different 'dirs.' I need to put correct path into the <!-- #include file= ??? --> directive, but no matter what I put in computer still can't find it.

 

Is this the answer? I've tried it, it doesn't work.

 

IncPath = Server.MapPath("/ffile.inc"); //....... maybe something like this.

Edited by wildman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you include a virtual file then the virtual path will start with the document root for the server, so if that path starts with a slash then you can start at the root and go from there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In plain English, please. I'm only a blue-collar clerk. Would I be asking too much to have you just write the code?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Specify a virtual file:

 

http://www.w3schools.com/asp/asp_incfiles.asp

 

I'm only a blue-collar clerk.

What does that mean? I feel like you're about to give an excuse why you can't or don't want to learn.

 

If you don't understand something I said then ask about it. You used "root" in your question, do you understand what that is?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've worked in computers and programming 35 yrs, tho most of that in DOS. Not very fluent in windows.

 

ok, i'm pretty sure I know what you mean by 'virtual' (computer memory). and 'server' (as opposed to the client) and 'root' (dir structure). PathPointer = Server.MapPath("/includefile.inc") run on the root returns -

PathPointer = E: \web\ccs2468com0\htdocs\includefile.inc //ccs2468com0 is my website

This I put in the #include directive in the program - other directory. Apparently the computer still can't find the file.

Maybe I need to take the "htdocs" out, seeing that my file is in the root.

 

i'm not sure what you mean by "document root for the server"

Edited by wildman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't mean virtual as in computer memory, a virtual file or folder is different than a physical file or folder. A virtual directory in the web server could be configured to point to any physical directory, but it uses a virtual path which doesn't actually exist other than to point to the physical location. It's like an alias, a different name for the same thing.

 

You can't use Server.MapPath for including files, because including the files happens before the code gets executed. So it happens before Server.MapPath runs. ASP is fun that way.

 

The document root is whatever directory the server looks in when you load the root directory, e.g. http://localhost/. That URL points to a particular directory on your server, that directory is the document root for the web server.

 

When you use #include with the virtual keyword, then I believe your file path starts at the document root. So, no matter which directory you're in, the path to the include file always starts at the document root. You can use that to always include the same file from any other directory.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wrote a program called GetPath.asp, which is really no more than to just run server.MapPath("includefile.inc") that then display the results. My website is "ccs2468.com/" so I put http://ccs2468.com/GetPath.asp in the url (I assume that's the root dir) and run it. The result is - E \web\ccs2468com0\htdocs\includefile.inc. Now I'm not sure where the htdocs came from, but I'm pretty sure that would be considered a subdirectory on the root, which there's no such thing, so I took it out.

 

So now, with my ftp program, I change dirs. to ccs2468.com/books/books.asp and insert this directive -

<!-- #include file="E \web\ccs2468com0\includefile.inc" > and run books.asp. It makes the program crash.

Edited by wildman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The include line doesn't end correctly.

 

You're still not using virtual files. How about this:

 

<!-- #include virtual="/includefile.inc" -->

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now