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is it possible to add links in template

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Hi Everyone,

I tried using <a href> tag inside my HTL page to add links i my aem template and it didn't work...

Any way to create hyperlinks?

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Correct answer by
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Hi Arjun

    There could be chances that HTL might have filtered thinking it as invalid link. HTL has inbuilt XSS protection. Could you please provide a sample of the link or code you were trying ?

I have tried to pull few links from the web

Adobe AEM Sightly

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Correct answer by
Community Advisor

Hi Arjun

    There could be chances that HTL might have filtered thinking it as invalid link. HTL has inbuilt XSS protection. Could you please provide a sample of the link or code you were trying ?

I have tried to pull few links from the web

Adobe AEM Sightly

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Level 10

Are you using Editable Templates - in this case - you can drop a component into an editable template that contains a link.

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Level 4

Hi Donald,

I was just trying static templates for now. I want to learn to use editable templates too but it is so confusing for me now. Any way to add links in the static templates?

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Level 4

Hi Veena,

It was just normal HTML A tag.

<a href="my_link_url_goes)_here">

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Community Advisor

Understand that. Can you give me that link so that I can test it out ?

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Community Advisor

I tried this and it is working fine for me

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Community Advisor

Hi,

It works, it is just content, can you make sure you have created a tag properly.

e.g. page component HTL

<!doctype html>

<html lang="en">

    <head>

        <!--/* Initializes the Experience Manager authoring UI */-->

        <sly data-sly-include="/libs/wcm/core/components/init/init.jsp" data-sly-unwrap/>

    </head>

    <body>

        <div>This is a demo page <a href="https://www.google.co.in">Click here</a></div>

        <div data-sly-resource="${'parsys' @ resourceType='wcm/foundation/components/parsys'}"></div>

   </body>

</html>



Arun Patidar

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Level 4

Is it possible to use pure html,js and css to design AEM pages rather than using Sightly along with HTML?

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Community Advisor

How are you planning to render your FE content ? By content I mean the one which the business authors ?

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Community Advisor

Yes, It is possible but then how would you render dynamic/authorable content.

with the help of HTML, JS and CSS you can create static page but for dynamic page you have to use either JSP or HTL, and to choose between HTL and JSP, HTL has advantage over JSP.



Arun Patidar

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Level 1

Hi,

By adding the <a href> tag in your page html to which the template is referencing, it should show up on the template by default. Please check if the template has the proper sling:resourceType and the page node is of the correct structure.
Here's a screenshot for reference :

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The blankpage.html that I have used to test this locally :

<sly data-sly-include="/libs/wcm/core/components/init/init.jsp" data-sly-unwrap/>

<div class="main-par">

<div data-sly-resource="${ @path='par', resourceType='wcm/foundation/components/parsys'}" data-sly-unwrap></div>

<a href="http://www.google.com">HI</a>

</div>

This gave me the following result :

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As you can see both parsys and the link were rendered.

Hope this helps!