[TYPO3-english] Indirect file links?

Bernd Wilke t3ng at pi-phi.tk
Wed May 30 09:08:43 CEST 2012

On 05/29/2012 05:54 PM, navesman wrote:
> Hi All,
> We have a multiple-language site with 6 languages currently and possibly
> more to follow. On our software
> downloads page I have some generic text of the form: "please click here to
> download latest version of
> software" which is translated into the 6 languages but of course all
> language versions link to the same file.
> The problem is that when I want to make a new version of the software
> available for download, I have
> to update at least 6 links (1 per language) - very messy and time consuming!
> What I would like to do is
> have all the language variants point to some comon link, say "sw download"
> which would in turn link to
> the file to be downloaded - in other words an indirect link. This way, by
> changing just one link
> ("sw download"), I would give each language page access to the new software.
> Of course I would like
> all this to remain transparent for the user, i.e. only one click would be
> necessary to download, as it
> works currently.
> The question is: is this possible in Typo3 and if so how can I implement
> such a mechanism?
> Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

why don't use one CE (content element) with the link for all languages?

my suggestion:
text separated from link in two different CEs.
text can be localized (6 CEs)
link stays unlocalized for all languages


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