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02 Jun, 2015 06:49 PM


I am getting different URL paths and was wondering why it works in one case, but not another.

For instance, when I use

<xsl:attribute name="href"><xsl:value-of select="section-image/path"/></xsl:attribute>

When viewing the HTML source, it returns ../../../assets/images/mypic.jpg and clicking on the a href tag shows the image.

When I put it into a variable
<xsl:variable name="imagepath" select="section-image/path"/>
and have this markup:
<xsl:attribute name="style">background-image: url('<xsl:value-of select="$imagepath"/>')</xsl:attribute>

The result is /assets/images/mypic.jpg

The image doesn't show.

Any help would be appreciated or please let me know what I am doing wrong.

  1. 1 Posted by Bradley Wagner on 02 Jun, 2015 07:11 PM

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    Hi Ray, href is what we consider a "recognized" link-containing attribute so it is automatically re-written on render. In fact, both of those values resolve to /assets/images/mypic.jpg; it's just that the page renderer is smart enough to recognize the one inside of an href as a link to another asset.

    For the second one, you'll need to wrap your URL in Cascade's [system-asset] pseudo-tags.

    This would look like:

    <xsl:attribute name="style">background-image: url('[system-asset]<xsl:value-of select="$imagepath"/>[/system-asset]')</xsl:attribute>

    Give that a try and let us know if that does the trick.

    Also be sure to read through the linking documentation for a comprehensive list of how to link to assets in various contexts.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


  2. 2 Posted by Ray on 03 Jun, 2015 03:23 PM

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    Thanks alot for the quick response. It worked.

  3. 3 Posted by Bradley Wagner on 03 Jun, 2015 03:29 PM

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    Great, Ray! Glad to hear it. I'm going to go ahead and close this discussion for now.

  4. Bradley Wagner closed this discussion on 03 Jun, 2015 03:29 PM.

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