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Rajesh ShahRajesh Shah 

Problem with html image tag

I have a force.com site with lets say XYZ as the home page. In one of the subsequent pages I am displaying images uploaded in the attachment object of the related record. To display the image, I am forming the url as '/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=' + attachmentId;' This works fine when I use the apex image tag to display the images on the site.

However due to another problem, I had to use html image tag. But when I use the html tag, the images don't get displayed. In order to display them, I have to change the url as  '/XYZ/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=' + attachmentId;'. This works fine in sites but gives error when viewing the site page as a normal VF page when logged in. 

Can anyone explain why is difference between apex image and html image? And what are the possible solutions I have to display the images on both sites and VF page?

As of now, I am trying to solve the other problem I am facing using apex image. If that works out, I will use Apex Image tag.

Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 
BulentBulent

The best practive is not to hard code urls in your page. Use the $Action like following

 

<img src="{!URLFOR($Action.Attachment.Download, pic.id)}">

 

 this will generate the correct url both for sites and for internal use cases.

 

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BulentBulent

The best practive is not to hard code urls in your page. Use the $Action like following

 

<img src="{!URLFOR($Action.Attachment.Download, pic.id)}">

 

 this will generate the correct url both for sites and for internal use cases.

 

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Rajesh ShahRajesh Shah
Thanks. That works
Message Edited by Rajesh Shah on 02-23-2010 11:48 AM