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Static route handler

: shell

: middleware

: static-route-handler

: /modules/core/routing/services/static-route-handler.js

: https://github.com/DecentCMS/DecentCMS/blob/master/modules/core/routing/services/static-route-handler.js


This handler registers itself as an Express middleware that handles routes for static files. It scans enabled modules and themes for folders with the configured names, and exposes their contents under a common route that is user-friendly and enables for easily overriding static resources.

For example, if a module exposes a 'css/style.css' file this way, the file will be available under the URL '/css/style.css' and can be referenced as such in view templates. If another module or theme exposes the same file, dependency order and priorities will determine what file gets served.

A /favicon.ico route also gets registered in case the theme's layout doesn't properly specify a favicon. The default DecentCMS icon at the root of the application gets served by this route.

The handler can be configured for each site through its settings.json file:

"static-route-handler": {
   "staticFolders": ["css", "js", "img", "fonts"],
   "mediaFolder": "media"

The staticFolders property specifies what folders will get exposed as static resource folders.

The mediaFolder property specifies what folder under the site's folder will be exposed as site-specific static assets.

StaticRouteHandler.register(scope, context)

Registers the static route middleware.

Param Type Description
scope object The scope.
context object The context.
context.expressApp object The Express application object.