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TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook by Dan Osipov

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Rendering links to files using <media> tags

Imagine, for a second, a dark world of web development without content management systems. You have a simple website with some text and links to files to be downloaded. Now, imagine that you need to move the files into a different folder. You would have to go through each page, and update the links to point to the new location of the file.

In DAM, the physical file is separate from the record describing the file. Thanks to this separation, the pages can link to the DAM record, instead of the physical file. If the file is moved, only the DAM record will need to be updated (which happens automatically if you move the file within DAM modules), and all links will automatically update. We will now explore ...

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