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Creates a link (URI) that can be used where necessary (for example in an href, javascript, ajax call etc.).

This tag is aware of the Resources plugin, and if installed will correctly generate links to static resources processed by the plugin.


Example usages for the "shop" app:

<g:resource dir="css" file="main.css" /> == /shop/css/main.css
<g:resource dir="css" file="main.css" absolute="true"/> == http://portal.mygreatsite.com/css/main.css
<g:resource dir="css" file="main.css" base="http://admin.mygreatsite.com"/> == http://admin.mygreatsite.com/css/main.css

Example as a method call in GSP only:

<link type="text/css" href="${resource(dir:'css',file:'main.css')}" />

Results in:

<link type="text/css" href="/shop/css/main.css" />



  • base (optional) - Sets the prefix to be added to the link target address, typically an absolute server URL. This overrides the behaviour of the absolute property, if both are specified.
  • contextPath (optional) - the context path to use (relative to the application context path). Defaults to "" or path to the plugin for a plugin view or template.
  • dir (optional) - the name of the directory within the grails app to link to
  • file (optional) - the name of the file within the grails app to link to
  • absolute (optional) - If set to "true" will prefix the link target address with the value of the grails.serverURL property from Config, or http://localhost:<port> if no value in Config and not running in production.
  • plugin (optional) - The plugin to look for the resource in


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