Manually establishes a URL context when automatic detection is not possible. The body of this tag, after trimming, is valid RFC 3986 URI or RFC 3987 IRI. The URL is modified in several ways to make things much easier to work with.
Before the first ? symbol, may contain characters in any language. This is more flexible than a strict URL format, these characters will be automatically encoded based on context.
After the first ?, however, the parameters must be properly URL encoded and contain only valid characters. It should not be escaped for (X)HTML, meaning that parameter separators should be "&" instead of "&". The proper escaping/encoding will be performed based on the context of this tag.
In order to make relative paths predictable, relative paths are interpreted from the current JSP page.
In order to keep paths app-relative, if starts with a /, the context path will be prepended to the path.
In order to simplify things behind URL mapping schemes, the href is always written starting with '/'. This avoids any need to include any <ao:base> tags.
Depending on context, the URL will be passed through HttpServletResponse.encodeURL to add any URL-based session state. Session state will never be added to external links.
To support paths in different character sets, a Unicode to ASCII URI encoding is performed on every character that is not defined in RFC 3986: Reserved Characters. To avoid ambiguity, any dynamic parameters or anchors in the URL must have been correctly encoded by the caller.
Any attribute that has no namespace and begins with
param. is added to the URL as a parameter.
The parameter name is the part of the attribute name following
When a parameter value is
null it is not added.
If the value is an
or array, then each non-null element is coerced to
String as a separate
parameter in iteration order. Otherwise, the value itself is
coerced to String
for the parameter value.
The content type of this tag is
To establish a URL context less URL manipulation, see also <encoding:url>.
If the URL represents a local resource, a parameter of "lastModified=#####" may be
automatically added with the timestamp of the local resource to the nearest second.
May be one of
In auto mode, last modified stamping may be disabled by the client with
In auto mode, last modified stamping is not performed on Canonical URLs.