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


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] Request path does not resolve to a resource: /content/dam/geometrixx/documents/GeoSphere_D%20a%20tasheet.pdf


The links are marked invalid when the assets in DAM contain spaces, or other characters such as !%$üäö, in the file-name (e.g. GeoSphere_D a tasheet.pdf).  Such file-names are being parsed by a URL encoder and the characters get converted by a URL encoder at the wrong place.


You can workaround this issue by creating the link with the in-place editor, and also creating the link manually using the link button in the rte dialog, and selecting the document through the browse function. Only drag&drop directly onto the text in the rte dialog is not working.


This is a product issue with the rich-text widget and has been fixed in later product versions.

If you wish to resolve this issue in CQ5.5 you should contact support through Daycare and request hotfix “”.  This hotfix has dependencies on other components, so the support team can advise you on installation order and requirements.

reference: (37103/NPR-2390)

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