I understand External Content Library items have a URI that start with
ecl: and have both external and CM-side metadata. I'm confirming how these translate into content delivery functionality.
Queries. Are either types of metadata available in the Content Delivery API through normal broker (Custom Criteria) queries?
Link format and resolving. Is it a good idea to resolve ECL URIs before they get to delivery, regardless of where we render wrapping markup like players or image tags? In other words, should we publish a direct link (or HTML fragment) for an image or video rather than URIs that start with
Or is the output an implementation choice (would you create a control, tag, or custom rel tag with an ecl URI as a parameter)?
Specifically I see the External Content Library API is for Template Building Blocks and the Event System--I'm guessing we shouldn't use these in delivery.