The method for choosing a link target (current window, iFrame, or new window) and
referencing the item linked (page, attachment, or URL) are similar. Review examples of how to
link within these elements.
- A content page reference helps you select the desired page. For example, the value
home.do links to the site homepage.
- An attachment reference allows you to reference a single file attached to the menu item
or section record. If there is more than one attachment, only the first attachment is
referenced. The link is then generated automatically and displays a Browser
File Save prompt.
- The specified URL reference allows you to link to a full URL string in your instance or
from another system. For example,
links to the Ask a Question record producer. Use this reference to
link to a page in an existing intranet system.
Menu items can be seen as featured links from each section. There are many choices in URL
definitions and link options. Links within the ESS Portal open content pages within the site.
In turn, each page has an iFrame or set of blocks that houses the corresponding data. This
method is useful for rapid prototyping, but consider where to create dynamic detail pages and
use the available linking options.
Menu items are similar to content links except they are called by the list block, not as part
of a navigation menu block. Menu items and content links function the same as far as how they
are defined and the options available for linking to items. Content links are meant to be
called through a list block that calls the Content Link [content_link] table. Content links do
not have the Logged in field or the Roles option
used to control the UI experience for various roles.