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I thought I new something about paths

Hi All,

I was playing around with some Project Files from How to Make a Website - Build a Three Column Layout when I encountered a strange situation. If I open the files this way, file:///home/jeff/public_html/testWebSite/stage8/index.html everything displays properly. Now if I open the files like this, http://localhost/~jeff/testWebSite/stage8/index.html no images show up and there is no css applied. Below I have supplied the html links and the directory/file structure, and the address of the project files, which I don't think should matter here since the browser can render everything fine one way but not the other. I have also tried this in three different browsers with the same results. I am running Apache2 web server on Debian Linux. What am I missing?

Project Files

link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css"

link rel="stylesheet" href="css/responsive.css"

Directory/File Structure

Thanks Jeff

3 Answers

Hey James,

The problem was permissions.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Every Web Server & OS has different defaults. But if I had to take a wild guess, I'd go with http://localhost/testWebSite/stage8/index.html

Hi James,

Thanks for the wild guess, but no go. This path, http://localhost/~jeff/, is where I have Apache pointed and I have not had a problem with it before. For example, the following path works just fine: http://localhost/~jeff/testWebSite/php/. This directory has the same structure as the one I am having problems with. As I think you probably know the tilde in the path designates the home directory. I guess I'll play with it later and see what I can figure out.

Thanks Again,