When using getModuleRoot() in the file paths to images on a page I get the following error:
Element admin is undefined in a CFML structure referenced as part of an expression.
The code looks like this:
The odd thing is that if I pass the fwreinit query string in the url then the page loads fine. If I remove it again, I get the error again.
Have I adequately explained my problem?
I can validate that …
However, I have more detail about my error.
I used the method two different ways.
- with a forward slash after the method:
#event.getModuleRoot()#/- without the forward slash:
I took the basic CB3 Application Template within the “simple” directory.
I created a test directory and put the “simple” Application template in it.
I then edited one line of code - the line the deals with CB logo - to include the getModuleRoot method.
(file location): /views/home.cfm
- Line 2
Line of Code that was changed:
Apache (test server - cf9 debug on, verbose on, line debug on):
ISS (production server - debug off): (same results with both changes)
Invalid CFML construct found on line 84 at column 33.
ColdFusion was looking at the following text:
The CFML compiler was processing:
- A script statement beginning with modelMappings on line 84, column 17.
- A script statement beginning with function on line 69, column 9.
- A cfscript tag beginning on line 14, column 2.
I just used either relative or physical paths. (the old fashon way)
I have no real solution within the framework. I have no real answers for you. But, I can confirm your issue and hope for a resolve.
I did find a viable solution to this problem.
Use the getSetting(‘htmlBaseURL’) method, instead of the getModuleRoot(). This method seems to work within any page - located anywhere within your app.
A note about getSetting(‘htmlBaseURL’) :
- it only works in CB3. The routine does not exists in previous versions.
- It needs to be encapulated within the tags.
The following are example of the syntax.
I hope this helps you.