dw.web
Class URLUtils
Object
dw.web.URLUtils
URL utility class. Methods in this class generate URLs used in Commerce Cloud Digital.

Site related information in the generated URLs is determined from the current HTTP request.

Methods belong to two groups: generating absolute and relative URLs. Absolute URL methods are further subdivided into those creating URLs with specified protocol and those using protocol information from the request. Corresponding to the protocol, the host name from the HTTP/HTTPS host preference is used. If preference is not set, the host name from the current request is included in resulting absolute URL.

URLs do not include a session ID anymore. The appendSID argument therefore does not have any effect.

When creating a pipeline URL with one of the methods url(), http(), https() or abs() by default the generated URL is a Commerce Cloud Digital URL ("/on/demandware.store/..."). If search friendly URLs are enabled (old or new) the methods generate search friendly URLs. Search friendly URLs are only generated for certain pipeline names. Here a list of these pipeline names:

  • Product-Show with a 'pid' parameter [productID] - search friendly URL for a product
  • Product-ShowInCategory with the 'cgid' parameter [categoryID] and 'pid' parameter [productID] - search friendly URL for a product shown in a specific category
  • Search-Show with a 'cgid' parameter [categoryID] - search friendly URL for a category
  • Search-Show with a 'pid' parameter [productID] - search friendly URL for a product
  • Search-ShowContent with a 'fdid' parameter [folderID] - search friendly URL for a folder (ONLY works with new storefront URLs)
  • Page-Show with a 'cid' parameter [contentID] - search friendly URL for a content page
Parameter transform:

Some methods allow the specification of image transformation parameters. Image transformation is only performed if the Dynamic Imaging Service (DIS) is available for the Commerce Cloud Digital instance. Otherwise a standard static content URL is returned. The to-be-transformed image needs to be hosted on Digital.

Image transformation parameters are specified as JavaScript object literal. They are translated into URL parameters.

Type of transformation Parameters Description
Scale an image scaleWidth
scaleHeight
scaleMode
The scaleWidth and scaleHeight parameters are both integers; setting one of these parameters triggers a scaling operation. If both are provided, the one that scales the image less is used to calculate the scale factor. The image is then automatically cropped accord to the second dimension, with a centered position of the cropped area. If the parameter would scale the image larger, only this operation is applied, if the image remains in the size of 2000x2000. Valid values for these parameters are 10-2000.

Note: scaleMode can only be used in combination with scaleHeight and scaleWidth.

The scaleMode parameter can be set to cut or fit. The default scaleMode is cut, the behavior of which is explained above. If you specify fit as the scaleMode, the system scales the image into the given box of dimensions while keeping the aspect ratio (possibly resulting in a smaller image in one dimension).

Overlay an image imageX
imageY
imageURI
The imageX and imageY parameters are both integers. Valid values for these parameters are 0 or greater.

Supported formats are png, jpg, jp2, and gif.

The imageURI parameter can be set to the absolute path of the overlaid image. The value of the imageURI parameter must be given in proper URL encoding, and it cannot exceed 400 characters in length. The path may include query string parameters, which supports dynamically generating the overlaid image itself through this service; that is, the overlaid image can itself be a transformed image.

If the overlaid image extends over the primary image's boundaries, the overlaid image is cropped so that it fits directly over the primary image.

Crop an image cropX
cropY
cropWidth
cropHeight
The cropX, cropY, cropWidth, cropHeight parameters are integers. All four parameters must be specified to trigger a cropping operation.

Valid values for the cropX and cropY parameters are 0 or greater. If the crop location defined by cropX and cropY is outside the image area, nothing is cropped.

Valid values for the cropWidth and cropHeight parameters are 10 or greater. If the cropWidth and cropHeight parameters specify a size that is greater than the original image, the crop area is reduced to the actual image area. If cropWidth and cropHeight are 0 or less, no transformation is applied.

Format an image format The format parameter specifies the target format of the image. Supported formats are png, jpg, jp2, and gif. If no target format is specified, no format conversion is performed.

The source image file is references with attribute relPath. Source image's format is recognized by the file extension which must be tif, tiff, jpg, jpeg, png, or gif.

In the generated URL the file extension of the target format is used in the URL path. This is to make sure the image is loaded from an URL with a matching file extension. The source format is provided as URL parameter.

Adjust image compression quality quality The quality parameter specifies a quality setting for jpg and jp2 images, and specifies the compression level for png images.

For jpg and jp2 images, you can set values from 1–100 for the highest quality. The default quality is 80. If you're not changing the default quality, you don't need to pass in a value.

For png images, the quality setting has no effect on the appearance of the png, since the compression is always lossless. Instead you can use the quality setting to set the zlib compression level and filter-type for PNG images. The tens digit sets the zlib compression level(1-9). The ones digit sets the filter type.

If the png setting is not present or set to 0, it uses a default value of 75. If this setting is set to 100, it actually equals the quality setting 90.

Adjust Metadata stripping strip The strip parameter specifies if metadata like EXIF and color profiles is stripped from the image during transformation.

Valid values for the strip parameter are between true and false. The default is true

Change background color bgcolor(color) or bgcolor(color+alpha) The bgcolor parameter specifies the background color for images that support transparency as well as JPEG images when being converted from a format that supports transparency. Optionally, alpha setting for PNG images are also supported.

bgcolor expects a 6 digit hexadecimal value of RGB with an optional two hexadecimal characters representing alpha value that determines transparency.

FF0000 = Red

FF000077 = Red with 50% transparency

Alpha values are optional. When the alpha value is omitted, the resulting color is opaque. Alpha values are only valid when the image output format is PNG.

Example:

The following code

var url = URLUtils.imageURL('/somepath/image.png', {scaleWidth: 100, format: 'jpg'});

will produce an image transformation URL like

http://<image server host name>/.../on/demandware.static/.../somepath/image.jpg?sw=100&sfrm=png.

Constants
CONTEXT_CATALOG  :  String = "ContextCatalog"
ID for a catalog context. See staticURL() method.
CONTEXT_LIBRARY  :  String = "ContextLibrary"
ID for a library context. See staticURL() method.
CONTEXT_SITE  :  String = "ContextSite"
ID for a site context (= assigned cartridges). See staticURL() method.
Constructor Summary
This class does not have a constructor, so you cannot create it directly.
Method Summary
static abs(action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with protocol and host from the current request.
static abs(appendSID : boolean, action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with protocol and host from current request.
static abs(action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with protocol and host from current request.
static abs(appendSID : boolean, action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with protocol and host from current request.
static absImage(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to absStatic( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static absImage(relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to absStatic( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static absStatic(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the absolute URL to the static location of the specified context.
static absStatic(relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static absWebRoot() : URL
Return an absolute web root URL with protocol and host same as the current request.
static continueURL() : URL
Return a URL, which can be used in combination with an Interaction Continue Node, to continue the user interface flow.
static home() : URL
Generates a hostname-only url if an alias is set, or an url to the Home-Show pipeline in the default format using the protocol of the incoming request.
static http(action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.
static http(appendSID : boolean, action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.
static http(action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.
static http(appendSID : boolean, action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.
static httpContinue() : URL
Return a URL, which can be used in combination with an Interaction Continue Node, to continue the user interface flow.
static httpHome() : URL
Generates a hostname-only url if an alias is set, or an url to the Home-Show pipeline in the default format using the HTTP protocol.
static httpImage(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpStatic( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpImage(host : String, context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpStatic( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpImage(relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpStatic( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpImage(host : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpStatic( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static https(action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.
static https(appendSID : boolean, action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.
static https(action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.
static https(appendSID : boolean, action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.
static httpsContinue() : URL
Return a URL, which can be used in combination with an Interaction Continue Node, to continue the user interface flow.
static httpsHome() : URL
Generates a hostname-only url if an alias is set, or an url to the Home-Show pipeline in the default format using the HTTPS protocol.
static httpsImage(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpsStatic( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpsImage(host : String, context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpsStatic( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpsImage(relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpsStatic( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpsImage(host : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpsStatic( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpsStatic(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the absolute URL to the static location of the specified context.
static httpsStatic(host : String, context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the absolute URL to the static location of the specified context.
static httpsStatic(relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpsStatic(host : String, relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpStatic(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the absolute URL to the static location of the specified context.
static httpStatic(host : String, context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the absolute URL to the static location of the specified context.
static httpStatic(relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpStatic(host : String, relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static httpsWebRoot() : URL
Return an absolute web root URL with HTTPS protocol and host and domain information from the current request.
static httpWebRoot() : URL
Return an absolute web root URL with HTTP protocol and host information from current request.
static imageURL(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to staticURL( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static imageURL(relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to staticURL( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static sessionRedirect(host : String, url : URL) : URL
This method is used to create a URL that redirects to a location in the current site with another host name.
static sessionRedirectHttpOnly(host : String, url : URL) : URL
This method is used to create a URL that redirects to a location in the current site with another host name.
static staticURL(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the relative URL to the static location of the specified context.
static staticURL(relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site.
static url(action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return a relative URL.
static url(appendSID : boolean, action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return a relative URL.
static url(action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return a relative URL.
static url(appendSID : boolean, action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return a relative URL.
static webRoot() : URL
Return a relative web root URL.
Methods inherited from class Object
Method Detail
abs
static abs(action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with protocol and host from the current request.
Parameters:
action - URL action
params - URL parameters
Returns:
an absolute URL with protocol and host from the current request.

abs
static abs(appendSID : boolean, action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with protocol and host from current request. Note: The use of this method is deprecated, because session URL rewriting is no longer supported. Use the corresponding abs() method without the appendSID parameter instead.
Deprecated:
Parameters:
appendSID - when true the resulting URL will include session ID.
action - URL action
params - URL parameters
Returns:
an absolute URL with protocol and host from current request.

abs
static abs(action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with protocol and host from current request.
Parameters:
action - the pipeline, which should be invoked, e.g.: 'Pipeline-StartNode'
namesAndParams - several strings with name=value pairs, for example: 'pid', 'value1', 'cgid', value2'.
Returns:
an absolute URL with protocol and host from current request.

abs
static abs(appendSID : boolean, action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with protocol and host from current request. Note: The use of this method is deprecated, because session URL rewriting is no longer supported. Use the corresponding method abs() without the appendSID parameter instead.
Deprecated:
Use abs(String, String...) instead.
Parameters:
appendSID - when true the resulting URL will include session ID.
action - the pipeline, which should be invoked, e.g.: 'Pipeline-StartNode'
namesAndParams - several strings with name=value pairs, e.g.: 'pid', 'value1', 'cgid', value2'.
Returns:
an absolute URL with protocol and host from current request.

absImage
static absImage(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to absStatic( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal.
Parameters:
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
transform - Object with transformation parameters (see class header)
Returns:
URL for the specified location

absImage
static absImage(relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to absStatic( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal.
Parameters:
relPath - the relative path of the file
transform - Object with transformation parameters (see class header)
Returns:
the URL for the specified image resource

absStatic
static absStatic(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the absolute URL to the static location of the specified context. The context can be either a specific catalog (URLUtils.CONTEXT_CATALOG), a content library (URLUtils.CONTEXT_LIBRARY) or a site (URLUtils.CONTEXT_SITE). Respectively either a URL to images in a catalog, a library or a site are created.

The contextID parameter is optional and only used for context CONTEXT_CATALOG, where is specifies the ID of a specific catalog. If defined, the static URL for the specified catalog is returned. If not defined, the static URL for the current site catalog is returned (or null if no site catalog is defined).
For context CONTEXT_SITE and context CONTEXT_LIBRARY, the contextID parameter is ignored and the static URL for the current site / site library is returned.

Parameter relPath can be defined to specify the relative path within the context-specific path.

The method returns an absolute URL with the same protocol as the current request.

Parameters:
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
Returns:
URL for the specified location

absStatic
static absStatic(relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. Site resources are actually located in the cartridges associated with the site. This resources are typically logos, button images, CSS files and JavaScript files. The method will transform the given relative path to include cache related information, which enables better cache control. The created URL is an absolute URL with same protocol as the current incoming request. Note: This method replaces the original mechanisms of using the webroot() method to construct a URL. The new method is better integrated into the overall cache management.
Parameters:
relPath - the relative path of the file
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

absWebRoot
static absWebRoot() : URL
Return an absolute web root URL with protocol and host same as the current request. Note: The use of this method is deprecated. The method absStatic() should be used instead. It provides better cache integration.
Returns:
an absolute web root URL with protocol, host from current request.

continueURL
static continueURL() : URL
Return a URL, which can be used in combination with an Interaction Continue Node, to continue the user interface flow.
Returns:
an absolute URL with protocol and host from current context request.

home
static home() : URL
Generates a hostname-only url if an alias is set, or an url to the Home-Show pipeline in the default format using the protocol of the incoming request.
Returns:
a hostname-only url if an alias is set, or an url to the Home-Show pipeline in the default format using the protocol of the incoming request.

http
static http(action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTP protocol. If an HTTP host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host, otherwise, the host from current request is used.
Parameters:
action - URL action
params - URL parameters
Returns:
an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.

http
static http(appendSID : boolean, action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTP protocol. If an HTTP host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host, otherwise, the host from current request is used. Note: The use of this method is deprecated, because session URL rewriting is no longer supported. Use the corresponding http() method without the appendSID parameter instead.
Deprecated:
Parameters:
appendSID - when true the resulting URL will include session ID.
action - URL action
params - URL parameters
Returns:
an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.

http
static http(action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTP protocol. If an HTTP host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host, otherwise, the host from current request is used.
Parameters:
action - the pipeline, which should be invoked, e.g.: 'Pipeline-StartNode'
namesAndParams - several strings with name=value pairs, e.g.: 'pid', 'value1', 'cgid', value2'.
Returns:
an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.

http
static http(appendSID : boolean, action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTP protocol. If an HTTP host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host, otherwise, the host from current request is used. Note: The use of this method is deprecated, because session URL rewriting is no longer supported. Use the corresponding http() method without the appendSID parameter instead.
Deprecated:
Parameters:
appendSID - when true the resulting URL will include session ID.
action - the pipeline, which should be invoked, e.g.: 'Pipeline-StartNode'
namesAndParams - several strings with name=value pairs, e.g.: 'pid', 'value1', 'cgid', value2'.
Returns:
an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.

httpContinue
static httpContinue() : URL
Return a URL, which can be used in combination with an Interaction Continue Node, to continue the user interface flow. For security reasons the httpContinue() function returns a HTTPS continue URL if the interaction flow has started with a HTTPS request. Otherwise a HTTP continue URL is returned. If an HTTP/HTTPS host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host, otherwise, the host from current request is used.
Returns:
an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.

httpHome
static httpHome() : URL
Generates a hostname-only url if an alias is set, or an url to the Home-Show pipeline in the default format using the HTTP protocol.
Returns:
a hostname-only url if an alias is set, or an url to the Home-Show pipeline in the default format using the HTTP protocol.

httpImage
static httpImage(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpStatic( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal.
Parameters:
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
transform - Object with transformation parameters (see class header)
Returns:
URL for the specified location

httpImage
static httpImage(host : String, context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpStatic( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal.

The host parameter is optional. If provided, then this host name will be used in precedence to the host name provided by the current request. The specified host name must be defined in the alias settings for the site, otherwise an exception will be thrown.

Parameters:
host - Optional host name, used to set the host explicitly.
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
transform - Object with transformation parameters
Returns:
URL for the specified location

httpImage
static httpImage(relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpStatic( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal.
Parameters:
relPath - the relative path of the file
transform - Object with transformation parameters (see class header)
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

httpImage
static httpImage(host : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpStatic( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal.

The host parameter is optional. If provided, then this host name will be used in precedence to the host name provided by the current request. The specified host name must be defined in the alias settings for the site, otherwise an exception will be thrown.

Parameters:
host - Optional host name, used to set the host explicitly.
relPath - the relative path of the file
transform - Object with transformation parameters
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

https
static https(action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol. If an HTTPS host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host, otherwise, the host from current request is used.
Parameters:
action - URL action
params - URL parameters
Returns:
an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.

https
static https(appendSID : boolean, action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol. If an HTTPS host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host, otherwise, the host from current request is used. Note: The use of this method is deprecated, because session URL rewriting is no longer supported. Use the corresponding https() method without the appendSID parameter instead.
Deprecated:
Use the https(URLAction, URLParameter...) method instead.
Parameters:
appendSID - when true the resulting URL will include session ID.
action - URL action
params - URL parameters
Returns:
an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.

https
static https(action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol. If an HTTPS host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host, otherwise, the host from current request is used.
Parameters:
action - the pipeline, which should be invoked, e.g.: 'Pipeline-StartNode'
namesAndParams - several strings with name=value pairs, e.g.: 'pid', 'value1', 'cgid', value2'.
Returns:
an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.

https
static https(appendSID : boolean, action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol. If an HTTPS host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host, otherwise, the host from current request is used. Note: The use of this method is deprecated, because session URL rewriting is no longer supported. Use the corresponding https() method without the appendSID parameter instead.
Deprecated:
Use the https(String, String...) method instead.
Parameters:
appendSID - when true the resulting URL will include session ID
action - the pipeline, which should be invoked, e.g.: 'Pipeline-StartNode'
namesAndParams - several strings with name=value pairs, e.g.: 'pid', 'value1', 'cgid', value2'.
Returns:
an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.

httpsContinue
static httpsContinue() : URL
Return a URL, which can be used in combination with an Interaction Continue Node, to continue the user interface flow. An absolute URL with HTTPS protocol is returned. If an HTTPS host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host, otherwise, the host from current request is used.
Returns:
an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.

httpsHome
static httpsHome() : URL
Generates a hostname-only url if an alias is set, or an url to the Home-Show pipeline in the default format using the HTTPS protocol.
Returns:
a hostname-only url if an alias is set, or an url to the Home-Show pipeline in the default format using the HTTPS protocol..

httpsImage
static httpsImage(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpsStatic( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal.
Parameters:
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
transform - Object with transformation parameters (see class header)
Returns:
URL for the specified location

httpsImage
static httpsImage(host : String, context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpsStatic( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal.

The host parameter is optional. If provided, then this host name will be used in precedence to the host name provided by the current request. The specified host name must be defined in the alias settings for the site, otherwise an exception will be thrown.

Parameters:
host - Optional host name, used to set the host explicitly.
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
transform - Object with transformation parameters
Returns:
URL for the specified location

httpsImage
static httpsImage(relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpsStatic( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal.
Parameters:
relPath - the relative path of the file
transform - Object with transformation parameters (see class header)
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

httpsImage
static httpsImage(host : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to httpsStatic( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal.

The host parameter is optional. If provided, then this host name will be used in precedence to the host name provided by the current request. The specified host name must be defined in the alias settings for the site, otherwise an exception will be thrown.

Parameters:
host - Optional host name, used to set the host explicitly.
relPath - the relative path of the file
transform - Object with transformation parameters
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

httpsStatic
static httpsStatic(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the absolute URL to the static location of the specified context. The context can be either a specific catalog (URLUtils.CONTEXT_CATALOG), a content library (URLUtils.CONTEXT_LIBRARY) or a site (URLUtils.CONTEXT_SITE). Respectively either a URL to images in a catalog, a library or a site are created.

The contextID parameter is optional and only used for context CONTEXT_CATALOG, where is specifies the ID of a specific catalog. If defined, the static URL for the specified catalog is returned. If not defined, the static URL for the current site catalog is returned (or null if no site catalog is defined).
For context CONTEXT_SITE and context CONTEXT_LIBRARY, the contextID parameter is ignored and the static URL for the current site / site library is returned.

Parameter relPath can be defined to specify the relative path within the context-specific path.

The method returns an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.

Parameters:
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
Returns:
URL for the specified location

httpsStatic
static httpsStatic(host : String, context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the absolute URL to the static location of the specified context. The context can be either a specific catalog (URLUtils.CONTEXT_CATALOG), a content library (URLUtils.CONTEXT_LIBRARY) or a site (URLUtils.CONTEXT_SITE). Respectively either a URL to images in a catalog, a library or a site are created.

The host parameter is optional. If provided, then this host name will be used in precedence to the host name provided by the current request. The specified host name must be defined in the alias settings for the site, otherwise an exception will be thrown.

The contextID parameter is optional and only used for context CONTEXT_CATALOG, where is specifies the ID of a specific catalog. If defined, the static URL for the specified catalog is returned. If not defined, the static URL for the current site catalog is returned (or null if no site catalog is defined).
For context CONTEXT_SITE and context CONTEXT_LIBRARY, the contextID parameter is ignored and the static URL for the current site / site library is returned.

Parameter relPath can be defined to specify the relative path within the context-specific path.

The method returns an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.

Parameters:
host - Optional host name, used to set the host explicitly.
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
Returns:
URL for the specified location

httpsStatic
static httpsStatic(relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. Site resources are actually located in the cartridges associated with the site. This resources are typically logos, button images, CSS files and JavaScript files. The method will transform the given relative path to include cache related information, which enables better cache control.

The created URL is an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.

Note: This method replaces the original mechanisms of using the webroot() method to construct a URL. The new method is better integrated into the overall cache management.

Parameters:
relPath - the relative path of the file
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

httpsStatic
static httpsStatic(host : String, relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. Site resources are actually located in the cartridges associated with the site. This resources are typically logos, button images, CSS files and JavaScript files. The method will transform the given relative path to include cache related information, which enables better cache control.

The host parameter is optional. If provided, then this host name will be used in precedence to the host name provided by the current request. The specified host name must be defined in the alias settings for the site, otherwise an exception will be thrown.

The created URL is an absolute URL with HTTPS protocol.

Note: This method replaces the original mechanisms of using the webroot() method to construct a URL. The new method is better integrated into the overall cache management.

Parameters:
host - Optional host name, used to set the host explicitly.
relPath - the relative path of the file
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

httpStatic
static httpStatic(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the absolute URL to the static location of the specified context. The context can be either a specific catalog (URLUtils.CONTEXT_CATALOG), a content library (URLUtils.CONTEXT_LIBRARY) or a site (URLUtils.CONTEXT_SITE). Respectively either a URL to images in a catalog, a library or a site are created.

The contextID parameter is optional and only used for context CONTEXT_CATALOG, where is specifies the ID of a specific catalog. If defined, the static URL for the specified catalog is returned. If not defined, the static URL for the current site catalog is returned (or null if no site catalog is defined).
For context CONTEXT_SITE and context CONTEXT_LIBRARY, the contextID parameter is ignored and the static URL for the current site / site library is returned.

Parameter relPath can be defined to specify the relative path within the context-specific path.

The method returns an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.

Parameters:
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
Returns:
URL for the specified location

httpStatic
static httpStatic(host : String, context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the absolute URL to the static location of the specified context. The context can be either a specific catalog (URLUtils.CONTEXT_CATALOG), a content library (URLUtils.CONTEXT_LIBRARY) or a site (URLUtils.CONTEXT_SITE). Respectively either a URL to images in a catalog, a library or a site are created.

The host parameter is optional. If provided, then this host name will be used in precedence to the host name provided by the current request. The specified host name must be defined in the alias settings for the site, otherwise an exception will be thrown.

The contextID parameter is optional and only used for context CONTEXT_CATALOG, where is specifies the ID of a specific catalog. If defined, the static URL for the specified catalog is returned. If not defined, the static URL for the current site catalog is returned (or null if no site catalog is defined).
For context CONTEXT_SITE and context CONTEXT_LIBRARY, the contextID parameter is ignored and the static URL for the current site / site library is returned.

Parameter relPath can be defined to specify the relative path within the context-specific path.

The method returns an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.

Parameters:
host - Optional host name, used to set the host explicitly.
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
Returns:
URL for the specified location

httpStatic
static httpStatic(relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. Site resources are actually located in the cartridges associated with the site. This resources are typically logos, button images, CSS files and JavaScript files. The method will transform the given relative path to include cache related information, which enables better cache control.

The created URL is an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.

Note: This method replaces the original mechanisms of using the webroot() method to construct a URL. The new method is better integrated into the overall cache management.

Parameters:
relPath - the relative path of the file
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

httpStatic
static httpStatic(host : String, relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. Site resources are actually located in the cartridges associated with the site. This resources are typically logos, button images, CSS files and JavaScript files. The method will transform the given relative path to include cache related information, which enables better cache control.

The host parameter is optional. If provided, then this host name will be used in precedence to the host name provided by the current request. The specified host name must be defined in the alias settings for the site, otherwise an exception will be thrown.

The created URL is an absolute URL with HTTP protocol.

Note: This method replaces the original mechanisms of using the webroot() method to construct a URL. The new method is better integrated into the overall cache management.

Parameters:
host - Optional host name, used to set the host explicitly.
relPath - the relative path of the file
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

httpsWebRoot
static httpsWebRoot() : URL
Return an absolute web root URL with HTTPS protocol and host and domain information from the current request. If an HTTP host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host. Note: The use of this method is deprecated. The method httpsStatic() should be used instead. It provides better cache integration.
Deprecated:
Returns:
an absolute web root URL with HTTPS protocol and host information from the current request.

httpWebRoot
static httpWebRoot() : URL
Return an absolute web root URL with HTTP protocol and host information from current request. If an HTTP host is configured in the preferences the returned URL will include that host. Note: The use of this method is deprecated. The method httpStatic() should be used instead. It provides better cache integration.
Deprecated:
Returns:
an absolute web root URL with HTTP protocol and host information from the current request.

imageURL
static imageURL(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to staticURL( String, String, String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal. The URL returned is always an absolute URL.
Parameters:
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library
transform - Object with transformation parameters (see class header)
Returns:
URL for the specified location

imageURL
static imageURL(relPath : String, transform : Object) : URL
Similar to staticURL( String ) this method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. The method assumes, that the URL refers to an image an supports an additional parameter with optional image transformation parameters. The image transformation parameters must be specified as JavaScript object literal. The URL returned is always an absolute URL.
Parameters:
relPath - the relative path of the file
transform - Object with transformation parameters (see class header)
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

sessionRedirect
static sessionRedirect(host : String, url : URL) : URL
This method is used to create a URL that redirects to a location in the current site with another host name. When the URL is submitted, the system copies all system cookies, such that user, session and basket information are shared across different hosts.
The specified host name must be defined in the alias settings for the site, otherwise an exception will be thrown when submitting the redirect URL.
If the specified host is the same as the current host, the method will return a "normal" URL because no redirect is required.
Parameters:
host - Target host with or without a site-path
url - Target URL on current site (relative or absolute), pass null to redirect to new host only
Returns:
an absolute secure URL to the redirect mechanism

sessionRedirectHttpOnly
static sessionRedirectHttpOnly(host : String, url : URL) : URL
This method is used to create a URL that redirects to a location in the current site with another host name. When the URL is submitted, the system copies all system cookies, such that user, session and basket information are shared across different hosts.
The specified host name must be defined in the alias settings for the site, otherwise an exception will be thrown when submitting the redirect URL.
If the specified host is the same as the current host, the method will return a "normal" URL because no redirect is required.
Note: since this method generates a non-secure (HTTP) link, no HTTPS Cookies are copied, which might lead to sessions being incorrectly being detected as hijacked. It is strongly recommended to use sessionRedirect(String, URL) where possible.
Parameters:
host - Target host with or without a site-path
url - Target URL on current site (relative or absolute), pass null to redirect to new host only
Returns:
an absolute URL to the redirect mechanism

staticURL
static staticURL(context : String, contextID : String, relPath : String) : URL
Returns the relative URL to the static location of the specified context. The context can be either a specific catalog (URLUtils.CONTEXT_CATALOG), a content library (URLUtils.CONTEXT_LIBRARY) or a site (URLUtils.CONTEXT_SITE). Respectively either a URL to images in a catalog, a library or a site are created.

The contextID parameter is optional and can be used with context either CONTEXT_CATALOG or CONTEXT_LIBRARY, where it specifies the ID of a specific catalog or a shared library respectively. If defined, the static URL for the specified catalog/shared library is returned. If not defined, the static URL for the current site catalog/site library is returned (or null if no site catalog/site library is defined).
For context CONTEXT_SITE, the contextID parameter is ignored and the static URL for the current site is returned.

Parameter relPath can be defined to specify the relative path within the context-specific path.

The method returns an relative URL with the same protocol as the current request.

Parameters:
context - Either CONTEXT_CATALOG, CONTEXT_LIBRARY or CONTEXT_SITE
contextID - Optional context id, currently only used to specify a catalog id or a shared library id
relPath - Relative path within the catalog or library or site
Returns:
URL for the specified location

staticURL
static staticURL(relPath : String) : URL
The method returns a static URL for a resource in the current site. Site resources are actually located in the cartridges associated with the site. This resources are typically logos, button images, CSS files and JavaScript files. The method will transform the given relative path to include cache related information, which enables better cache control. The created URL is a relative URL. Note: This method replaces the original mechanisms of using the webroot() method to construct a URL. The new method is better integrated into the overall cache management.
Parameters:
relPath - the relative path of the file
Returns:
the URL for the specified location

url
static url(action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return a relative URL.
Parameters:
action - URL action
params - URL parameters
Returns:
a relative URL.

url
static url(appendSID : boolean, action : URLAction, params : URLParameter...) : URL
Return a relative URL. Note: The use of this method is deprecated, because session URL rewriting is no longer supported. Use the corresponding url() method without the appendSID parameter instead.
Deprecated:
Parameters:
appendSID - when true the resulting URL will include session ID.
action - URL action
params - URL parameters
Returns:
a relative URL.

url
static url(action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return a relative URL.
Parameters:
action - the pipeline, which should be invoked, e.g.: 'Pipeline-StartNode'
namesAndParams - several strings with name=value pairs , e.g.: 'pid', 'value1', 'cgid', value2'.
Returns:
a relative URL.

url
static url(appendSID : boolean, action : String, namesAndParams : String...) : URL
Return a relative URL. Note: The use of this method is deprecated, because session URL rewriting is no longer supported. Use the corresponding url() method without the appendSID parameter instead.
Deprecated:
Use url(String, String...) instead.
Parameters:
appendSID - when true the resulting URL will include session ID.
action - the pipeline, which should be invoked, e.g.: 'Pipeline-StartNode'
namesAndParams - several strings with name=value pairs, e.g.: 'pid', 'value1', 'cgid', value2'.
Returns:
a relative URL.

webRoot
static webRoot() : URL
Return a relative web root URL. A web root URL is used to access all static media context for the site. The actual media file can be referenced by appending a relative path. Note: The use of this method is deprecated. The method staticURL() should be used instead. It provides better cache integration.
Deprecated:
Use the staticURL(String) or the staticURL(String, String, String) method instead.
Returns:
a relative web root URL.

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