Brad asked the following question:
In CF 6.1, I have application.cfm in the root directory. It contains a custom tag that records PPC visits. If I have a page in a subdirectory (below root)--what will happen when the custom tag is executed in the application.cfm in the root? I'm using the "CF_" format and not CFIMPORT. I'm just curious how application.cfm handles paths when executed from a subdirectory that does not have it's own application.cfm.
This is one of those things that I’m always unsure of, so I whipped up a quick test. I wrote an Application.cfm file like so:
Running from Application.cfm
As you can see, I have a simple message and an include as well as a custom tag call. I dropped in a simple index.cfm:
This is index.cfm in root.
I then added a subdirectory named sub and added this index.cfm in that folder:
This is index.cfm in sub.
Running the index.cfm in both the root and child subdirectory worked as expected. Both the include and custom tag call were relative to the root folder. I tested this both in CFMX and CFMX7 to be sure. I also tested it with Application.cfc:
<cffunction name=”onRequestStart”> <cfoutput> <p> Running from App.cfc </p> </cfoutput> <cfinclude template=”include.cfm”> <cf_tag> </cffunction>
And this also worked fine. Lastly, as a quick off topic note. This particular question came to me in March. As a reminder - I don’t reply to all my “Ask a Jedi” stuff immediately. If you send a question and you need an answer asap, please tell me. That doesn’t mean I’ll answer (I do have a 9-5 ya know ;) but I will at least try to reply back letting you know I can’t answer on time.