Topology Manager introduces the concepts of Web Site and Web Applications.
One use case for these are a base url for a "main" publishable (say .com) website with child publications. For example you might have:
Example Web Site: http://example.com
- / (the default root)
Are these Web Application paths always appended after the root? Could you instead have a different domain suffix (
.nl) or domain prefix (
nl.example.com) per url/Web Application?
How do Publication Path, Publication URLs, and the Root Structure Group path relate to the Web Application paths in terms of order?
If upgrading to Web 8 and taking advantage of Topology Manager, would you replace either Publication Paths or URLs to take advantage of the Web Application paths?
Update: adding an example to make sure I understand the answer.
- http://www.example.com:80/ is the "authority"
- Publication URLs in Web 8 without a leading slash are context-relative. A completely empty Publication URL is also context-relative.
- Including a slash makes the Publication URL "server-relative" (there for backwards compatibility)
- Multiple mappings can map multiple Publications to a single Web Application