URL directory(physical & virtual)



Dear Friends,

Have uploaded a photo from a HTML/CSS book , it mentions that some times the directory doesnt necesarily point to a physical directory and file on the server.

This means an in whatever URL it displays a fake directory where file is stored and probaply the real directory of file is other?

If you could assist about,

Thank You


the directory is the location of the file or other form information on the host. The directory does not necessarily point to a physical directory and file on the server

The above statement is very confusing. It seems directory doesn’t mean folder/map/physical directory.

i have used mock data (fake data) for testing, but the statement from your html/css book still confuses me.

Any change you can upload more of the page? The bit above and below this statement, which might explain something