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Created by Funka! 06 Aug 2013, 17:51:42 Updated by Shannon Deminick 21 Jun 2017, 07:58:45
Relates to: U4-862
Relates to: U4-3631
Originally requested as part of U4-862. The point is, if you have a node without a template, the page will never render and always shows a 404, so let's not keep linking to 404 pages from the backend when we know they won't ever work.
Note, I do not want the path itself hidden---this is vital information---but rather, let's wrap it in a dimmed-out SPAN tag instead of making it a link.
See attached screenshot showing a mockup/idea of how I might envision this looking. A text hint was added to the "link to document" and also up by the template selector itself.
Similarly to U4-2586 I am not entirely sure we should do this, what if you had set up some URL rewrites that take this and redirect you to a perfectly working page. Unfortunately Umbraco can't "detect" all URL rewriting without a serious performance hit (I also think that's why U4-862 was only implemented 50% ;-)). And yes, we could make this a config option, but really, do we need even more config options? I think not.
How about we keep it clickable but make it a different color and add a message like "This document has no template so the link above will most likely not show any content."?
I think that sounds better than nothing at all, so can't really complain. Although I personally have yet to use Url Rewriting in a way that sends you from a node's generated Url to some other Url (usually it's the other way around), I can certainly see how this might be a breaking change for anyone who does do this---and could also foresee problems with MVC doc type hijacking I suppose.
Closing issue due to inactivity - see blog post for details https://umbraco.com/blog/issue-tracker-cleanup/
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