Creating gallery components that display digital assets stored in the CQ DAM

-Scott MacDonald

You can create an interactive visual component that lets your AEM users engage with your Adobe CQ web site by viewing and clicking on images. When a user clicks on a thumbnail version of an image, a larger view of the image appears. In this workflow, the component retrieves images from the Adobe CQ Digital Asset Management (DAM) repository.

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Read the full blog post at Adobe Digital Marketing Blog

CQ5.5: Invalid links to DAM assets containing spaces in the file-name

- David McMahon

Issue

If you are using the CQ5.5 authoring environment to add links to DAM assets through the rich-text editor dialog by drag-and-drop, then you may notice that some of these links will be marked invalid after clicking OK on the dialog.

A invalid link appears like the “banking” text below, whereas a valid link appears like the “investors” text.

You may also see errors similar to the following in the error.log:

*ERROR* [0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 [1344244721052] GET /libs/wcm/core/content/pageinfo.json HTTP/1.1] com.day.cq.wcm.core.impl.servlets.PageInfoServlet Request path does not resolve to a resource: /content/dam/geometrixx/documents/GeoSphere_D%20a%20tasheet.pdf

Reason

The links are marked invalid when the assets in DAM contain spaces in the file-name (e.g. GeoSphere_D a tasheet.pdf).  Such file-names are being parsed by a URL encoder and the spaces get converted to the %20 code at the wrong place.

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Read the workaround at The Adobe Enterprise Product Blog.