How do you tell my local server to interpret all relative pathways, that begin with a
/uploads/, from the remote server (the development server)?
uploads folder has run out of version control and that i do not have it during my local server (the testing server).
You should use the mod_proxy module of apache.
ProxyRequests Off <Proxy *> Order deny,allow Allow from all </Proxy> ProxyPass /uploads http://live.domain.com/uploads ProxyPassReverse /uploads http://live.domain.com/uploads
ProxyRequests Off hinders forward proxy so that your machine can't be utilized for a proxy server.
<Proxy *>...</Proxy> sets the access privileges for your (Reverse-)Proxy 'all' within this situation.
And finaly the
ProxyPassReverse define that each request to '/uploads' ought to be passed onto 'http://live.domain.com/uploads' (->ProxyPass) and each response from 'http://live.domain.com/uploads' ought to be treated as it might be from '/uploads' (->ProxyPassReverse).