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HTML HTML Basics Going Further with HTML Root-relative Paths

Mohammed Seleman
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Mohammed Seleman
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 2,101 Points

Root Relative Path

Is root directory the folder that you first create when starting a project? In this case index.html was the first folder I made so its the ‘root directory’?… If lets say I made a folder called ‘welcome.html’ first then that would be the root directory. I don’t quite get how we know what the root directory is…

1 Answer

Jason Larson
Jason Larson
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First, you have to make the distinction between files and folders. index.html and welcome.html are files. Files exist within a folder. If index.html was the first file you created, then it would exist within the root folder for that project.

If that doesn't clear things up, reply and I'll provide more details.