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Thursday, April 13, 2006

No CSS with CakePHP?

CakePHP is a web development framework that is structured very much like Ruby's Rails. I've worked on an in-house low risk project using a pre-beta version of CakePHP, and from what I've seen, I'm quite impressed. It was a non-trivial website, but CakePHP made the development go much smoother.

It works with PHP4 and PHP5, but I had been having trouble with it lately on my machine that runs PHP5. When I installed Cake, none of the CSS files I had would show up. After poking around a bit and scratching my head for a bit, I found that it was a problem with mod_rewrite for Apache not being enabled. Basically you have to uncomment /cake/app/config/core.php line 42 and everything should work like a charm:

// Uncomment the line below!
define ('BASE_URL', env('SCRIPT_NAME'));

There's a hidden dev gotchas page in the CakePHP Wiki that documents all this.
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