@Quirijn added the following comment on mappings to my previous question (Web Application vs Web site in Topology Manager ).
Just one extra thing I found: if you use a server-relative publication url (starting with the slash) AND a mapping with a context path, they have to match or the mapping will fail. So if my publication property says ' /en' and my context mapping is anything other than 'en', I won't be able to create the mapping.
Is this for backwards compatibility?
It seems you could:
- Upgrade to SDL Web 8
- Leave existing Publication urls alone (or at least make them "server-relative" by adding a slash?)
- Set up Topology Manager to match the same urls in the context paths.
- Later (optionally) change the
mappingsPublication URLs to be context relative (empty in this case as Rick explains).
Am I missing anything?
Edit: fixed #4--Rick caught that I really meant Publication URLs instead of mappings.