[Hippo-cms7-user] associating a binary file with a document
jlambregs at iprofs.nl
Tue Nov 10 11:06:22 CET 2009
In the message below it is mentioned that "...the uploading itself of a
binary into a document is
currently broken, but, will be fixed on short notice as a large customer
needs this." Could anyone tell me if this fix has already been made?
I noticed that after I changed the mime type associated with the
hippo:resource in the prototype from image/gif to application/pdf it is
possible to upload a pdf but when you want do download it the cms (2.06.13)
A second question related to this, is it possible to define multiple mime
types in the prototype where the cms makes the correct association based on
extension and mime type?
This because in most cases the uploaded file will be of type pdf but it can
be a word or excel document as well.
> Normally, we do not store binaries in the document itself, but we
> store them in assets/images. Then, from a document, we either link to
> these binaries through some link picker, or, in xinha area, we create
> a link or choose an image from the binaries. As Shane points out
> really short, it is a facetselect (which a linkpicker uses). This
> makes a 'mirror' to the binary.
> Also do note, that in assets/images, the binary is part of a document.
> This way, you can also define meta data on the binary, or have many
> versions of one and the same image (default thumbnail and default
> The advantage of having binaries located somewhere is, is reuse. Many
> documents can link to the same binary. This is in general our
> preferred content model.
> However, currently, I am working for a customer who *needs* to have
> the binaries part of the document he's editing, as binaries are only
> allowed to be visible through this document, and when this document is
> taken off-line, the binary must be taken off-line as well. Then, there
> is a 1-1 relation. In that case, you can choose for the 'resource' BE
> template type, which results in an upload form in your BE template.
> Unfortunately, the uploading itself of a binary into a document is
> currently broken, but, will be fixed on short notice as a large
> customer needs this.
> So, regarding your use case, you have to consider one of these models
> (where the first one is more efficient (less internal copying of
> binaries), and more general, and the second serves some really
> specific usecase). Hope this helps
> Regards Ard
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM, chadmichael<chadmichaeldavis at gmail.com>
>> If I want to define a document type that has as one of it's attributes an
>> uploaded binary file of some sort, how do I do that?
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