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jQuery.mobile.path.makePathAbsolute( relPath, absPath )Returns: Boolean

Description: Utility method for converting a relative file or directory path into an absolute path.

Given a path that is relative to another absolute path, this utility will convert the relative path to an absolute path based on the given absolute path.


Various uses of jQuery.mobile.path.makePathAbsolute

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <title>jQuery.mobile.path.makePathAbsolute demo</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css">
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.js"></script>
    border: 1px solid;
    border-color: #108040;
    padding: 10px;
  <div role="main" class="ui-content">
    <input type="button" value="file.html relative to /a/b/c/bar.html" class="myButton" data-inline="true">
    <input type="button" value="../../file.html relative to /a/b/c/bar.html" class="myButton" data-inline="true">
    <div id="myResult">The result will be displayed here</div>
$(document).ready(function() {
  $( ".myButton" ).on( "click", function() {
    var arguments = $( this ).attr( "value" ).split( " relative to " ),
    absolutePath = $.mobile.path.makePathAbsolute( arguments[ 0 ], arguments[ 1 ] );
  $( "#myResult" ).text( absolutePath );


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