DOCUMENT_ROOT trailing slash

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Aaron Cooper

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Mar 16, 2009, 11:11:32 PM3/16/09
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Hi all,
 
We have a new dedicated server and $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] is returning the correct document root with no trailing slash.
 
On all our old servers, it would return it with a trailing slash. So we have alot of sites that require a bit of adjustment for this new box
 
Is this configurable and would it be managed by php.ini or Apache?
 
Arguments for and against the trailing slash (or another more portable way of obtaining the docroot) is welcome.
 
Cheers
Aaron

Paul Bennett

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Mar 17, 2009, 1:35:01 AM3/17/09
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from memory, you can set / alter the document root in httpd.conf

edit 
restart apache
problem solved...

Carlos

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Mar 17, 2009, 4:36:26 AM3/17/09
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Aaron Cooper a écrit :

If you want this behaviour at the server level, you can use mod_dir with
the DirectorySlash directive. The details are in the Apache server
documentation.

Regards,
Carlos

Simon Holywell

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Mar 17, 2009, 5:10:04 AM3/17/09
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Jared Armstrong

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Mar 17, 2009, 7:38:33 AM3/17/09
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dirname(__FILE__) i use inmost cases, or similar depending on file
location, and works for most situatons. Obviously, this is a quite
different concept than document root.

Keith Allpress

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Mar 22, 2009, 5:07:23 AM3/22/09
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Technology idiosyncracies not worth trying to patch over when you can
take control ?
Write it using a PHP include file for any page that needs it ?
Then it will return correctly!
Without the slash why not. :)
Keith

Nathan Kennedy

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Mar 22, 2009, 3:50:31 PM3/22/09
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If you must use $_SERVER[‘DOCUMENT_ROOT’] and if you have no control over the configuration of Apache or PHP, you could use the following hack to ensure that it always has the trailing slash:

 

$_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] .= (substr($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'],-1)=='/')?'':'/';

 

Thanks,

Nathan.

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Aaron Cooper

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Mar 22, 2009, 5:51:46 PM3/22/09
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Thanks Nathan,
 
I eventually found this hack. But I was just hoping to change this on the server level so we don't have to mess with the code base of 60+ existing sites at all.
 
Keith, we are talking about migrating existing sites here, not coding new ones.
 
Someone over on the cPanel forums has responded and I'm looking at an option mentioned there. It seems that it should be something set on the server globally.
 
Thanks for responses everyone.
 
Cheers
Aaron

php&delphi

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Mar 23, 2009, 3:28:25 AM3/23/09
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Yes, you get good idea to solve it, in Apache, you can set
DocumentRoot without /

nice point!!!

Jin

lazydada

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Apr 27, 2009, 4:57:40 PM4/27/09
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THANK YOU! (And your fancy-pants PHP).
Peek-a-boo DOCUMENT_ROOT trailing slashes? No problem.

> $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] .=
> (substr($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'],-1)=='/')?'':'/';

A hack made in heaven.

Aaron Cooper

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Apr 27, 2009, 5:27:23 PM4/27/09
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> Peek-a-boo DOCUMENT_ROOT trailing slashes? No problem.

If hacks are your thing and you don't mind hacking every single site you put
on the server. (I explained I had 60+ sites to migrate)

This fixes the symptom, not the problem.



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