Absolute URL to Relative URL

Coverting absolute url to relative url with PHP

<?php 
function rel2abs($rel, $base)
{
    /* return if already absolute URL */
    if (parse_url($rel, PHP_URL_SCHEME) != '') return $rel;

    /* queries and anchors */
    if ($rel[0]=='#' || $rel[0]=='?') return $base.$rel;

    /* parse base URL and convert to local variables:
       $scheme, $host, $path */
    extract(parse_url($base));

    /* remove non-directory element from path */
    $path = preg_replace('#/[^/]*$#', '', $path);

    /* destroy path if relative url points to root */
    if ($rel[0] == '/') $path = '';

    /* dirty absolute URL */
    $abs = "$host$path/$rel";

    /* replace '//' or '/./' or '/foo/../' with '/' */
    $re = array('#(/.?/)#', '#/(?!..)[^/]+/../#');
    for($n=1; $n>0; $abs=preg_replace($re, '/', $abs, -1, $n)) {}

    /* absolute URL is ready! */
    return $scheme.'://'.$abs;
}
?>

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