when writing image links (the 'img' tag), can Cascade use absolute URLs instead of relative?

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04 Apr, 2011 08:50 PM

Cascade v6.76 (upgraded on 2011-03-16).

For many reasons (not the least of which is compatibility with Facebook link thumbnails) we need our image links to use absolute URLs. Cascade publishes an "img" tag with a "src" attribute like this:


where the image URL is relative to the HTML page that it's on. Instead, I need the "src" attribute to be like this:


so that the "img" tag would work no matter what page it's on. I recall inquiring about this several years ago and it was not possible. Is there a way to do this today?

  1. 1 Posted by Penny on 15 Mar, 2012 02:02 PM

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    Hi Scott,

    I know this response has been a long time coming but I can think of two ways of accomplishing this.

    1) Default the page to Maintain Absolute Links on the System tab. This may have other unwanted implications though b/c all links will be rewritten as absolute, not just src.
    2) My other suggestion is to put your images in a separate site. When you do this, all links will have the Site URL prepended to them to make them absolute and even fully qualified.

    Above said, I would recommend adding this to the Idea Exchange as a possible new preference.

    I hope this helps!

  2. Charlie Holder closed this discussion on 30 Mar, 2012 11:44 AM.

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