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Difference in efficiency between absolute and relative paths

 
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bazianm



Joined: 01 Jul 2014
Posts: 4
Location: Passaic, NJ

PostPosted: Tue 20 Feb '18 17:11    Post subject: Difference in efficiency between absolute and relative paths Reply with quote

Hi,

I am curious. If I am embedding an image in a page, is there a difference in efficiency between

<img src="http://www.mydomain.com/path/to/image.jpg">

and

<img src="/path/to/image.jpg">?

Same for js, css and other files...
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James Blond
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Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Posts: 6378
Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Wed 21 Feb '18 13:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no difference. Except when you run your page over SSL you have mixed content since you call the media from http://

The best method I think is to use absolute paths without domain name.
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gijs



Joined: 27 Apr 2012
Posts: 188
Location: The Netherlands

PostPosted: Fri 23 Feb '18 14:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the less characters you have to send over the line the less bandwidth you use.

So a shorter (relative) URL's will save you a tiny bit of bandwidth. Making it marginally more efficient.
However you probably won't notice this difference.
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