ISML Function - WebRoot()



Short Description

references static content within ISML templates

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This function is used to reference static content, e.g., images or other external files, within ISML templates.
WebRoot() points to the static content directory of the current site (e.g. share/sites/site_name/version-id/static) or the cartridge-based content directories, where reference material is stored.

WebRoot() returns the intershop.template.WebRootURL property of the storefront and the current locale as a string. You can configure what WebRoot() returns globally, in the config/cluster/ file.
By default, WebRoot() returns /INTERSHOP/static.

For example, the following ISML code:

<img src="#WebRoot()#/en_US/images/comp.gif">

Results in the following HTML code:

<img src="/INTERSHOP/static/<group>/<site>/en_US/images/comp.gif">


WebRoot(<servergroup>, <locale>)


To reference an external text file, e.g., a CSS definitions file:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="#WebRoot()#/general.css" type="text/css">

To reference an image of an offer within a site:

<img src="#WebRoot()#Product:OfferedProduct:Image>

To reference the george.gif image in the MyStorefront.isml template. Locate the file george.gif in your file system, then add the following code to your template:

<img src="#WebRoot()#/imagesOnline/george_gif”>

Save the changes and test the result in the storefront.



servergroup = string
This optional parameter can be used to override the default server group. If left unspecified, the first value from the application server property intershop.server.assignedToServerGroup is used.


locale = string
This optional parameter can be used to override the default locale. If left unspecified, the following fallback values will be used instead:

  1. the request's current locale
  2. the lead locale
  3. the locale will be designated as a missing parameter -

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