Do you have a web server and a development server rendering different versions of the $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] superglobal?

Mmm, me too. I’d have pulled my hair out if I had any. Made me feel rather defeated after thinking I’d fixed things so that one DB connect call would work on two+ servers. Fancy that – PHP behaving unpredictably – anybody would think I was playingworking very hard with CSS.

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I had finally got round to using substr to trim the public_htmlpart off a DocumentRoot path to get me an absolutely relative link to a safe place…
ie  (substr($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'], 0, -12). )
ie keeping the DB connect information out of the public view
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Anyway for how to fix the trailing slash problem you should point your google at the New Zealand PHP advocates or crib directly from here:

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

We heart Nathan Kennedy

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