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[solved] Trailing slash and jQuery -

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Community Member, 47 Posts

11 December 2009 at 8:48pm

Edited: 14/12/2009 10:13am

I am still struggling to have jQuery work properly on my 2.3.3 installation. I have finally narrowed down the problem to a question
of "trailing slash" ("/") at the end of the URLs .

If I use the url :

it works fine. jQuery is defined and I can animate my page ( tabs animation)

But if I try to access the page as : or

jQuery is not defined (of course if I remove the trailing slash and reload , it works perfectly)

I am totally puzzled here ...
FYI: to relsove another problem with local anchors I have added
SSViewer::setOption('rewriteHashlinks', false);
to my config file, following the forum entry :

It seems that a lot of you are able to use jQuery so ...what am I missing??
Any pointer , help, ..etc ..will be highly appreciated as I am simply running out of ideas...



Community Member, 97 Posts

14 December 2009 at 9:41am

I'm no JQuery expert, but I imagine it's nothing to do with JQuery as such.

1. Aren't pages without the trailing slash redirecting to a page with a slash anyway?

2. Also, how are you making sure the JQuery library gets included in the page?

You've something like this in a the relevant page controller's init(), right?




Community Member, 47 Posts

14 December 2009 at 10:13am

Edited: 14/12/2009 8:03pm

Tobych: Thank you for your reply. The problem was actually due to the way our code looks for external resources (we use the
Google Ajax Librairies API). I did not write the patch for this. I know it had to do with the way we access jQuery :
<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

The line above works for us.

For your info: I have had several (other) problems when using "Requirements" for my javascript files and it has been suggested by other members here to include js librairies directly in the template files. I run the 2.3.3 version of SS . Iy might also be that the problem did not exist in previous versions.


Community Member, 97 Posts

14 December 2009 at 10:19am

Edited: 14/12/2009 10:20am

Glad you solved the problem. Yes, including Javascript libraries can be a pain with SilverStripe, because a) by default the javascript is included at the end of <body> (for reasons of efficiency, as I understand it), and b) because it's not possible to choose per call to Requirements::javascript() whether the script should be included in the head or at the bottom of the body.

Trouble is though, Requirements::javascript() is pretty damn handy.

In a recent project I had success by throwing efficiency to the wind and calling this in my Page_Controller::init():




Community Member, 47 Posts

14 December 2009 at 11:03am

Thanks for the tip! I will try it. (I agree that a "working" Requirements is quite convenient! )