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Understanding File Paths - articles link not working on my browser

When I use <a href="articles/article.html">Read more</a> , the redirect link on my preview shows "not found".

Is this the correct code or am I doing something wrong?

1 Answer

Nils Kriedner
Nils Kriedner
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 22,769 Points

Hi Matador,

if the file "article.html" really is in the subfolder "article" and you are linking from "index.html" then your code is correct.

So check if the file really is IN the folder!

However in the video Guil is going further on also creating another folder called "2017" and putting the "article.html" inside of this folder... Then of course your link has to go to "articles/2017/article.html".

I assume you either have gone with him or if you have not created the subfolder "2017" yet then you have a spelling mistake somewhere. Maybe you have called your first subfolder "article" instead of "articles" or have not put your html file inside of the folder or... There are countless possibilities but I cannot know because have no access to your folder system.

So check carefully where your file is exactly. It is very easy to make a small mistake and when I started webdevelopment I remember I sometimes spend a lot of time figuring out these issues... ;-)

Good luck and happy coding!


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