Currently on my site I’m using statements like:
include 'head.php'; include '../head.php'; include '../../head.php';
depending on how many nested folders deep I am. I’m sure there is a better way to do this.
.htaccess is the solution, but I’m not sure how to go about implementing it. If I insert:
php_value include_path "public/html/root"
… I lose the rest of my paths (
/usr/lib/php, etc). I naively tried:
php_value include_path $include_path . "(path)"
but of course this didn’t work. How could I prepend or append a single path to this list with
If you can’t edit the
php.ini file itself, you could add
set_include_path(get_include_path() . PATH_SEPARATOR . $path_to_add);
However if you find yourself having
require troubles, it is probably a code smell. The best solution would be a good object-oriented design with a good
Create in the sub-sub-directories a file
.htaccess with the contents
php_value include_path '../../includes'
include_path is right for that directory.
- No ugly hack with multiple includes with different depth. Just
- No dependency on editing
- No need to use
- No dependency on including constants like
include INCLUDE_PATH . 'head.php'.
Price to pay:
You litter your sub-sub-directories each with a file