Absolute vs. Relative Path URLs in HTML

So you’re building a website for a class project or for your job and you’ve finished creating all of the content. Everything looks nice and orderly, just as it should. Then you go to upload the pages onto your web server only to find out that the links on your webpages don’t work. What could be wrong? A little bit of background on relative and absolute addressing could be helpful.

In the world of web design, you can create links to other pages in one of two ways: use absolute path URLs, or use relative path URLs. These concepts may sound complicated, but they’re really simple.


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