Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Creating a Link Rewriter Service for Adobe Experience Manager 6.3

You can create a custom Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 (AEM) Link Rewriter service that is based on the Apache Sling Rewriter module. This module is used for rewriting the output generated by the Sling rendering process.

An AEM Link Rewriter service is implemented as an OSGi bundle that contains a Java class that extends the org.apache.sling.rewriter.Transformer class. For information, see Interface Transformer.

NOTE: For more details, see Apache Sling Rewriter.

This development article walks you through how to create an AEM Link Rewriter service that modifies links the references the following content:

  • A PDF document 
  • A MS Word document 
  • A MS Excel file 

For example, if a link within an AEM We Retail web page references a PDF in the AEM DAM, the link is modified by the service. The AEM service adds a PDF icon to the link, as shown in the following illustration.

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I (Scott Macdonald) am a Senior Experience League Community Manager at Adobe Systems with 20 years in the high tech industry. I am also a programmer with knowledge in Java, JavaScript, C#,C++, HTML, XML and ActionScript. If  you would like to see more AEM or other end to end articles like this, then leave a comment and let me know what content you would like to see.

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