Accessing Web content via a servlet (Content Serving using WCM connect Servlet)

Users can access content displayed via the Web Content Management servlet by connecting to a URL.This topic describes how to access Web content displayed using the Web Content Management servlet using a URL.
To create links to Web content within presentation templates or element designs you should use either a link element or the "insert link" feature. See the Link element and Inserting a link in an element topics for further information.

Accessing a Web page using a servlet,  The following URL structure is used to connect to a Web page:

1. Non-ascii characters can not be used in the query string section of URLs. For this reason, it is not good to name Web Content Management items using Non-ascii characters if you plan to use URLs to call Web Content Management items.
2. [PATH] can be the path to a site, site area, or content item. This must be entered for all types of content including components. In the case of components, this is the path to the site, site area, or content item that the component is displayed with.
3. srv= is either cmpnt or page.
srv=cmpnt    This will retrieve a component either from the component library or from a site, site area or content item. You must also specify the following:
source=    This determines where the component is being sourced from. This is either:
•    library.
•    site.
•    sitearea.
•    content.

This is the name of the component being retrieved.
srv=page    This will retrieve an Web Content Management content item. As srv=page is returned as default, this can be left out of the URL.
The presentation template to use when displaying this content is specified by adding:

URL to content
Example: http://host:10038/wps/wcm/connect/site/sitearea/content

URL to content with a presentation template defined

Example: http://host:10038/wps/wcm/connect/site/sitearea/content?presentationtemplate=library/presentationtemplate

URL to a library component

Example: http://host:10038/wps/wcm/connect/site/sitearea/content?srv=cmpnt&source=library&cmpntname=component

URL to a content component

Example: http://host:10038/wps/wcm/connect/site/sitearea/content?srv=cmpnt&source=content&cmpntname=component

Applying Custom Caching and Expiring Parameters.
Like any other URL request made to a Web Content Management Server, Custom Caching and Expiring parameters can be added to a request. See the topic, Using Custom Caching for further information.

In this example, the content being retrieved via URL will be saved in the Basic Site Cache, and expired after 9000 seconds (two and half hours).

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