Generating a plain text file from the CMS

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27 Jul, 2015 12:00 PM

I have an asset that I built for generating a .htaccess file that contains user defined redirects for a site. It works to a certain point, but when the asset gets published to the destination server it has the <system-region name="DEFAULT"> at the top and the closing tag at the bottom. See the attached file.

The asset template only contains the single system-region tag. (template.txt)

and the configuration set settings:
None applied
File Extension
Serialization Type
Include XML Declaration
Default Output

Any ideas on how I can remove the system-region tags.

  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 27 Jul, 2015 12:16 PM

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    Hi Emil,

    Because Cascade expects the resulting content to be valid XML, you will need to tweak your setup slightly to accomplish this.

    When you have a a moment, change your Template to the following:

    <!--#cascade-skip--><pass-through><system-region name="DEFAULT"/></pass-through>

    And surround your actual htaccess content with #protect-top code sections.

    To summarize, the <pass-through> element within the Template will allow you to work around the "root node" requirement for valid XML, and the #cascade-skip will remove that element on render. The #protect-top will move your content to the very top, resulting in a plain text file being generated.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


  2. 2 Posted by ediego on 27 Jul, 2015 12:27 PM

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    that worked perfectly.


  3. 3 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 27 Jul, 2015 12:28 PM

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    Thank you for following up, Emil, I am glad to hear that did the trick.

    I'm going to go ahead and close this discussion, please feel free to comment or reply to re-open if you have any additional questions.

    Have a great day!

  4. Ryan Griffith closed this discussion on 27 Jul, 2015 12:28 PM.

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