I am using drupal_goto and url methods to try and direct the user to a page.

url returns a string like "/whatever/example" and then I pass that into drupal_goto and they get sent to


I checked the value for $base_url in settings.php that has no trailing slash. what else could cause this behavior?

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    url should be whatever/example not /whatever/example
    – Aboodred1
    Commented May 8, 2013 at 16:24
  • that's what the url() method returns for me when I give it node/<nid>
    – lathomas64
    Commented May 8, 2013 at 16:25

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Whatever you pass to drupal_goto() will in turn get passed on to the url() function. If you're using url() on the path before hand, it'll get run through again and you'll get a double slash.

You can just pass the router path to drupal_goto() directly, and it will handle the alias for you:


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