# Setting a base path links and resources of HTML files for root relative links in Electron

#1

Hi, I’m trying to make a website work offline for a customer as an app, but I’m having some issues. Root relative href’s and src’s aren’t working. Is there a way to set a “base” path for all href’s and src’s in html and css files, like making the base path the location of the main.js? Thanks!

#2

This question isn’t specific to Atom. You will probably have better luck finding an answer for this question on Stack Overflow.

#3

Oh, I didn’t notice this discussion board was for Atom. The question is intended for Electron.

#4

The board is for both, but the way your post is written doesn’t necessarily scream Electron.

I don’t know if it’s possible to have Electron act like it has a domain name with what’s built into it, but you might be able to set up a server inside your app and have main.js open BrowserWindows pointing at whatever localhost port you end up using.

#5

@DamnedScholar, thanks for suggestion. I’m not looking for way to make Electron act like it has a domain though. Hopefully this will help calrify: I’m trying to find a way so that when I have a root relative url in my html such as , Electron will look for it in C:\Path\to\App\path\to\img.jpg rather than C:\path\to\img.jpg. I would like the root relative to relative to be relative to apps directory rather than the drive like in NW-JS.

#6

*…such as <img src="path/to/img.txt">

#7

A root-relative path (src="/path/to/img.png") is entirely reliant on having a domain or IP that it can refer back to.