PM85674: Page Designer changes all JSP files with same template when a modification occurs
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Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.0
Rational Software Architect 9.0
Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software 9.0
Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software Fix Pack 3 (22.214.171.124) for 8.0.4
Rational Application Developer Standard Edition Fix Pack 3 (126.96.36.199) for 8.0.4
Closed as program error.
Abstract: Attempts to change the context root of a web 2.3 struts 1.1 project, followed by a refactor of the web project name, and then making a simple edit change to a JSP causes the Page Designer to invoke a build that causes all JSP files using same template to be changed. Problem: You change the context root of a struts application, followed by refactoring the project name and you notice that after you make a modification to a JSP using Page Designer that the template links are modified in all JSP files that use the same template. This actually has nothing to do with the refactoring or struts. You could have imported a simpler non-struts WAR, opened the JSP file and changed one character and saved. Page Designer (PD) would then kick off a builder (not related to context root or refactoring). The builder puts the template into the JSP. Part of that process is fixing up links. A template may be used by many JSPs in many different folders/locations. Therefore, PD tries to fix it up for each JSP. Local fix: There is no known workaround at this time.
Starting with version 8.0, two new options were introduced for handling links from design-time templates into web pages. Those new preferences are locate in the group "Default Link path when design-time template is applied" on the preference page Window > Preferences > Web > Page Template > Links for Page. When you apply a design-time template to a Web Page the link contributed by template will be made either: ( ) Relative to document root directory ( ) Relative to document directory By default "( ) Relative to document root directory" is the behaviour applied. Either option re-works links in web pages from design-time templates having differences between version 6.x/7.x and 8.x.; For example, from <li><a href="/link/">A Link to <li><a href="/contextRoot/link/">A link
The fix for this APAR introduces a new option named "The same as template's links (unchanged)" on the "Default Link path when design-time template is applied" group. By selecting this new option links from design-time templates are not modified in web pages. The fix for this APAR is included in Rational Application Developer v188.8.131.52.
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