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How to access suffixes from HTL/Sightly?


Level 7

TLDR: Create a new AEM page called "mypage.html". Supply suffixes in the URL. Pass this suffixes to an Sling servlet. The suffixes act as URL parameters.

sample desired URL: http://localhost:4502/mypage.html/john/smith


So I created a servlet (used this guide: that can read a suffix.


    @SlingServlet(paths="geometrixx/components/hompepage", selectors="name", extensions="html",methods="GET", metatype=true)

    public class StaffProfileServlet extends SlingAllMethodsServlet {

        private static final Logger log = LoggerFactory.getLogger(CourseBookmarkServlet.class);



        protected void doGet(final SlingHttpServletRequest request,

                             final SlingHttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException {

            RequestPathInfo rpi = request.getRequestPathInfo();

            String[] suffixes = rpi.getSuffix().split("/");

and it working fine if I access it via http://localhost:4502/content/geometrixx/

What I want to do next is create a new page called "mypage.html" and supply first and last as suffixes.

mypage will display information relevant to the person in a properly formatted page. **With code above, all I get is JSON response.**

Some assumptions/changes which I think is needed to achieve my goal:

1. I will be using paths and using request parameters (i.e. using request.getParameter("myparameter") on servlet code

2. I will be using AJAX to access the servlet

If my assumptions are correct, how do I access suffixes from HTL/Sightly? I understand I can get the URI via ${request.requestURI} or even Javascript. And using this value, I can then use this in my AJAX call.

But is this the AEM/Sling way of doing it? Or perhaps there is a better way to do what I want?

Thanks a lot!

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Level 10

You can use ${request.requestPathInfo.suffix} to access suffix in HTL