HTML relative references summary
File Reference Meaning (look for filename in...)
"filename"...the current directory
"/filename"...the root directory *see note
"./filename"...the current directory
"../filename"...the parent directory
"../../filename"...the parent of the parent directory
"folder/filename"...the subdirectory named "folder"   
"../folder/filename"...the subdirectory named "folder" off the parent directory
* Some installations do not assign root status to the starting folders of student Web sites. As a student, your starting folder (yourname) has not been given root status. Therefore, references to files off the root will not be with respect to your student folder "root". For example "/filename" is a reference to (the server's root) not to (your "root"). Unix servers do provide for folder or site root designations.