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Trouble implementing custom tag

Posted on 2010-09-09
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I'm trying to implement this... http://developer.fusium.com/tools/ses.cfm seems pretty straight forward but I'm just having some trouble getting it to work.

Basically, I downloaded the sesConverter.cfm file to my Includes/Functions directory.  

In my included header, I added:

<cfoutput>
<!--- For SES Converter --->
<cfif isDefined("variables.baseHref")>
    <base href="#variables.baseHref#">
</cfif>
</cfoutput>

And in my pages I included:

<!--- ses stuff --->
<cfset SESdummyExtension = ".cfm">
<cfset SESrBaseName = "baseHREF">
<cfinclude template="../Includes/Functions/sesConverter.cfm">


Then I'm just using regular href links:

<a href="details.cfm?listing_id=#listing_id#" target="_blank">VIEW LISTING</a>


What am I missing here?  My ? are not being converted to /.
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Question by:MFredin
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SidFishes earned 500 total points
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you're looking at it backwards...

sesConvertor doesn't change your url - it simply parses a friendly url back into a standard url

you need to rewrite (all of) your urls in code to

details.cfm/listing_id/#listing_id#.html

and sesConvertor parses it to

details.cfm?listing_id=#listing_id#

so that it works with your webserver

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by:MFredin
ID: 33641681
oh OK.  so i write my urls as search engine friendly such as details.cfm/listing_id/10 and sesConverter knows how to parse that info and displays the page just like I was using details.cfm?listing_id=10 ??

That makes sense and it's working now... but one issue.  It's screwing with my relative paths.  For example, the patch to the logo at the top of the page is ../Images/logo.jpg.  Since I was always only working 1 directory deep, this worked fine.  Now that I am using / in the url, the system things things are many directories deep.  Will I have to use absolute paths now or what would be the best way to work this out?

Thanks!

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by:SidFishes
ID: 33641736
according to the docs

"SES URLs will not work unless you use the basehref tag. BASEHREF is not a CF tag, it's standard HTML.

>>>SES URLs mess up your relative links when this tag is not used. "<<<

so it should work (but I've not tried it)

but seems like it from this

http://www.codeodor.com/index.cfm/2007/4/6/Did-you-know-about-the-base-tag/1101
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by:MFredin
ID: 33641838
oh, very nice.  when I added the base href tag, text that doesn't have a specific font-size assigned to it ballooned up to a much larger font size.  Any idea why or how to fix that?
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by:SidFishes
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hmm..odd.

perhaps add your default font size to body in css


body {
font-size:12pt;
}

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by:MFredin
ID: 33642139
tried that and no luck
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by:SidFishes
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Can't see how it's related to the sesconverter problem except that it must be due to a path issue (sesC doesn't do anything to styles)

are you defining all your css in an external file? Might try an absolute path to that css file

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