I'd like to implement label as dynamic component presentation. (I mean "label" as text which is used in whole WEB site, like "see more" on link button.) And I want to use TCDL tag, because it works both of .NET and Java enviroment.

I created a schema which has only one text field, and input label text on a component which is based on the schema. Then I created a dynamic component template which output the label text. On component template DWT, I write tcdl:ComponentPresentation tag to output label, then it works fine.

But problem occurs when using dynamic linking(component link). To implement dynamic linking, I write tcdl:Link tag, and tcdl:ComponentPresentation tag inside of it to output label text. But label is not displayed on WEB page, because tridion:ComponentPresentation tag is in LinkText attribute of tridion:ComponentLink tag as text on published ASPX page.


<tcdl:Link type="Component" origin="tcm:0-0-0" destination="@@LinkedComponentID@@" templateURI="tcm:0-0-0">
<tcdl:ComponentPresentation type="Dynamic" PageURI="@@PageID@@" ComponentURI="@@LabelComponentID@@" TemplateURI="@@LabelComponentTemplateID@@" />

Published ASPX page:

<tridion:ComponentLink runat="server" PageURI="tcm:0-0-0" ComponentURI="tcm:21-556" TemplateURI="tcm:0-0-0" AddAnchor="false" 
LinkText="&lt;tridion:ComponentPresentation runat=&#34;server&#34; PageURI=&#34;tcm:21-1136-64&#34; ComponentURI=&#34;tcm:21-1083&#34; TemplateURI=&#34;tcm:21-1082-32&#34;/&gt;" /> 

I want to output following code on published ASPX page.

<tridion:ComponentLink runat="server" PageURI="tcm:0-0-0" ComponentURI="tcm:21-556" TemplateURI="tcm:0-0-0" AddAnchor="false" >
<tridion:ComponentPresentation runat="server" PageURI="tcm:21-1136-64" ComponentURI="tcm:21-1083" TemplateURI="tcm:21-1082-32"/>

Is it possible to use tcdl:ComponentPresentation tag inside of tcdl:Link tag?

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It appears the Deployer does not resolve tcdl tags inside out, which means it does not support nested tags unfortunately.

However when looking at your construct I would say that is sounds rather expensive to use a Dynamic Component Presentation, just for a single label value.

I would personally create a labels Component and publish that as a resource bundle with a set of key, value pairs. Then create something in your ASPX page to read that label from the resource bundle.

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