I know that I can join to the list but for what? to find an information?
Search, there, it means to open all threads and try if, somewhere, somebody treated it, between today and 2005, this is not search, is scanning and, I repeat, for what? to find an info that, in my opinion, could be treated publicly in a support forum?
I'm not talking about complex internal code but about why WP still uses absolutes paths instead relatives ones, like all normal CMS.
To migrate, backup and restore all other CMS need only to move files, dump db and change references of main folder and new db, this simplify each and every movement, backup and restoring process.
By now to migrate WP from a local to online server or also between online servers need to dump db, change ALL references from the old to new path (completely useless operation) and, in any case, change references in configuration file.
Many users don't know how to do this and there are a pletora of plugins that often works badly, only to across this issue that can be solved easily only passing to relative paths.
Now, for you this can be useless, may be for companies that creates products to solve this, can be useful but, for me and for a lot of users this is only a useless complication.
Anyway, I don't want be polemic, I asked for an answer in a question that for me it's basical and easy to solve, Zenation told his point of view, you gave information that, in your opinion, is useful, thanks a lot to both to took time to answer.
I remain with my idea that it's an illogical choice but this, as Zenation, it's only my opinion.