Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Can a URL mapping and friendly URL contain the same name?

In IBM WebSphere Portal, can a URL mapping and a friendly URL have the same name? For example, can you specify both a friendly URL via the Page Properties administrative portlet for your home page named "Home", and also create a URL mapping named "Home" for your home page via the URL Mapping administrative portlet?
The usage of identical names for friendly URLs and URL mappings in WebSphere Portal is not supported for usage with the same target page. Doing so can cause a redirection loop when attempting to access WebSphere Portal. Such a redirection loop can only be eliminated by avoiding the name duplication by either removing the URL mapping or the friendly URL.