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I have a website whose entire content(pages/components) are published to broker database and binaries are published to filesystem.
Now I want to publish the css/js files to file system. I had updated the cd_storage.xml accordingly and published the pages to test environment. I can see the files on files sytem but the content is embedded with in tags. To remove the tags i had updated the target language in the publishing target to "None" from "REL". I have some dynamic components whose templates are using custom tag libraries to render content. What kind of issues do we face; if we update the target lanaguage? Does the templates with custom tag library work in the similar way? Is there another way to publish the js/css without tags instead of target language update?

  • Please share your typeMapping settings in cd_storage.xml and how the css/js files are setup (Component Presentations on a Page or Multimedia Components?). – Alvin Reyes Jun 17 '14 at 1:36
  • Are you using dedicated Page Templates to publish .css and .js files as pages? – Philippe Conil Jun 17 '14 at 5:20
  • Here is the typeMapping node in cd_storage.xml <ItemTypes defaultStorageId="defaultDataFileData" cached="false"> <Item typeMapping="Binary" cached="false" storageId="defaultDataFile" /> <Item typeMapping="Page" itemExtension=".css" cached="false" storageId="defaultDataFile" /> <Item typeMapping="Page" itemExtension=".js" cached="false" storageId="defaultDataFile" /> </ItemTypes> – user1733557 Jun 17 '14 at 17:09
  • Hi Philippe, yes i am using dedicated page templates to publish the .css and .js files as pages respectively. – user1733557 Jun 17 '14 at 17:14
  • Below is the list of TBBs included in Css/Js PT. 1) Read Configuration Items TBB - custom .net tbb to read the configuration component associated with publication. 2) Generic Output DWT - simple DWT TBB - it contains DWT code to iterate over components and render the presentation. 3) Resolve Js Images In Output TBB - This resolves the images referred in javascript. 4) Resolve HTML Images In Output TBB - This resolves the images in HTML. 5) Cleanup Template - out-of -box TBB. – user1733557 Jun 17 '14 at 17:16
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You will need REL for any other Tridion delivery-side functionality like dynamic linking or embedded component presentations.

The issue is likely with your templates. If you're creating the CSS or JS as Component Presentation on a page, try Plain textin the Component Template Output settings.

Edit: removed the HTML options to avoid confusion. These are separate Output Format options:

  • HTML Document
  • HTML Fragment
  • Plain Text
  • Yes Alvin, We are using TextBlockCT, whose output format is "Html Fragment" in the CT settings. We do have certain dynamic components, whose templates are using custom tags like <t:dynamicContent Publication="@@Component.Publication.ID@@"... these tags are interpreted by delivery side custom logic. Please suggest in these cases we should use "REL" as target language? – user1733557 Jun 17 '14 at 17:28
  • If you're not using the custom tags for CSS and I don't see why (or even how), just set your output to Plain text. You should be able to use Template Builder to see the difference. – Alvin Reyes Jun 18 '14 at 4:13
  • When we test the PT and CT in template builder we dont see the <tcdl> tags, but when I publish to the target(whose target language is REL) it is publishing with <tcdl> tags. – user1733557 Jun 19 '14 at 22:32
  • Is your Component Template dynamic? The Page Template would try to add references for embedded dynamic Component Presentations based on the REL setting (outside of template builder). – Alvin Reyes Jun 20 '14 at 5:23

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