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SilverStripe adds slashes to my anchors

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14 January 2009 at 7:46am Community Member, 29 Posts

In one of my templates, I have a small jquery-based tab box. The tab box's navigation relies on anchors to function, so I have something similar to this in the template:

<ul class="tabNavigation">
<li><a class="selected" href="#first">$Tab1Title</a></li>
<li><a class="" href="#second">$Tab2Title</a></li>
<li><a class="" href="#third">$Tab3Title</a></li>
<li><a class="" href="#fourth">$Tab4Title</a></li>

unfortunately, whenever SilverStripe parses this template, it adds a slash, '/' to my anchors, which breaks my javascript tabs. Is this a bug or some kind of option that I can turn off in SilverStripe?

When I view the source in my web browser I see this:

<ul class="tabNavigation">
<li><a class="selected" href="/#first">$Tab1Title</a></li>
<li><a class="" href="/#second">$Tab2Title</a></li>
<li><a class="" href="/#third">$Tab3Title</a></li>
<li><a class="" href="/#fourth">$Tab4Title</a></li>



14 January 2009 at 8:58am Community Member, 29 Posts

I found out how to disable the rewriteHashlinks option, but it turns out that the hashes aren't really the issue. there's something else going on with my javascript, I think.


3 July 2009 at 10:08pm Community Member, 24 Posts

i have the same problem...
how and where did you disable the rewriteHashlinks option?


4 July 2009 at 9:46pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

@derralf add this to your config file SSViewer::setOption('rewriteHashlinks', false);


4 July 2009 at 10:20pm Community Member, 24 Posts

@willr thanks!
i already found this snippet yesterday.
additional you have to apply this bugfix to /sapphire/core/SSViewer.php to really really disable hashlink rewriting:


9 July 2009 at 12:00am Community Member, 46 Posts

When I on a page like this:

And in my .ss I write this code:

<li><a href="#tabs">Tab1</a></li>

SilverStripe makes this code:

<li><a href="contact#tabs">Tab1</a></li>

How can I disable, that he place 'contact' in front of # ?


9 July 2009 at 1:04am (Last edited: 9 July 2009 1:04am), Community Member, 46 Posts


This code doenst work ... :-(


9 July 2009 at 5:32am Community Member, 24 Posts

hmm... worked good for me, just did these 2 things:

i put the snipped from willr in my _config.php: SSViewer::setOption('rewriteHashlinks', false);

and in my sapphire/trunk/core/SSViewer.php i put the fix from by replacing the "red part" by the "green part".

(with Silverstripe 2.3.2 stable)

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