Goldsmith-Abs converts all relative URLs to absolute paths on your website. This is useful when working with plugins like Goldsmith-Layout and Goldsmith-Collection, which can render a page’s content from the context of a different directory (imagine an index page showing inline previews of blog posts). This plugin makes it easy to fix incorrect relative file references by making sure all paths are absolute before content is featured on other sections of your site.
When processing HTML documents, the Goldsmith-Abs plugin assumes that all relative file references are relative to the
server root. For example, a relative reference to
img/food.jpg from the file
/blog/index.html will be resolved to
the absolute path
/blog/img/food.jpg. This is the default plugin behavior and no configuration is needed:
errs := goldsmith.Begin(srcDir). // ... Chain(abs.New()). // ... End(dstDir)
If your website is not hosted at the server root, it is possible to specify a custom base path. When the plugin is used
in this manner, the relative image URL featured in the example above will be resolved to
The root sever path can be set via the
errs := goldsmith.Begin(srcDir). // ... Chain(abs.New().BaseUrl("/~account")). // ... End(dstDir)
It should be noted that this plugin will not modify absolute URLs in any way. If the image path from the previous
/img/food.jpg instead of
img/food.jpg, it would be left as such regardless of the value of
It is also possible to specify custom HTML attributes to search for relative paths (
href are the default),
by using the
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