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Newbie question: How to do relative and absolute links?

posts: 16 Germany

Hello!

How do I make an absolute link?

How do I make a link relative to the current page (and not relative to the namespace, which the page is in) ?

And, most important: Where can I find documentation about this??

Cheers,
Volker

posts: 3637 United States

I can answer two of your questions......

Volker Wysk wrote:
How do I make an absolute link?


You can also use the external page syntax to create absolute links to wiki pages:

  • [https://yourdomain.com/Page+Name] (assuming you're using SEFURL)

Similarly, you can use the external link syntax to link to trackers, file gallery objects, etc.


Volker Wysk wrote:
And, most important: Where can I find documentation about this??


Wiki link syntax info is here: https://doc.tiki.org/Wiki-Syntax-Links

HTH,

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posts: 16 Germany
Rick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties wrote:

I can answer two of your questions......

You can also use the external page syntax to create absolute links to wiki pages:

  • [https://yourdomain.com/Page+Name] (assuming you're using SEFURL)

Similarly, you can use the external link syntax to link to trackers, file gallery objects, etc.


That's not a satisfactory solution... It makes the links dependant on the host on which the wiki is running.

Rick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties wrote:
Wiki link syntax info is here: https://doc.tiki.org/Wiki-Syntax-Links


Yes, I know that page. It doesn't say anything about namespaces, or relative and absolute links.

Thanks for your answer.

Bye,
Volker

posts: 3637 United States
Volker Wysk wrote:
That's not a satisfactory solution... It makes the links dependant on the host on which the wiki is running.


Maybe I've misunderstood your question... but an absolute has to be fully qualified with the protocol and domain. That's what makes it an absolute link — it includes all the necessary information.

HTH,

- Rick | My Tiki Blog | My Tiki UserPage

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posts: 16 Germany
Rick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties wrote:
Maybe I've misunderstood your question... but an absolute has to be fully qualified with the protocol and domain. That's what makes it an absolute link — it includes all the necessary information.


With "absolute" I mean a link that starts at the outermost name space. What you describe, is called an "external" link in the documentation. I'm looking for how to make internal, absolute links.

Bye
Volker

posts: 2423 Czech Republic

You can make an absolute internal link for any page (SEFURL of page named "Absolute Vodka" in this case) just like this:

[/my-tiki/absolute-vodka|Absolute Vodka]


Relative link example:

[relative-page|Everything is relative]


Wiki link:

((Relative Page|Everything is relative))


HTH,
luci

Volker Wysk wrote:

With "absolute" I mean a link that starts at the outermost name space. What you describe, is called an "external" link in the documentation. I'm looking for how to make internal, absolute links.

Bye
Volker


posts: 16 Germany

Hi.

I think I found a bug about absolute and relative links. I have a page "Tikitest:_:Links" and three links on it:

((Tikitest:_:Links:_:Abc))
((Tikitest:_:Links))
((Tikitest))

The first one gets interpreted as a relative link - relative to Tikitest, not to Tikitest:_:Links. This means it leads to Tikitest:_:Tikitest:_:Links:_:Abc. The second one gets interpreted as an absolute link and the "Tikitest" part gets rendered in an oval, with a grey background. The third one gets interpreted as a absolute link as well.

The first one was dangling, when I created the page.

So why is the first one interpreted differently from the second one?

Is this a bug? Should I try the latest Tiki version?

Bye,
Volker