Working with Dependency Manager

A feature of the new template system is called Dependency Manager. It will help us minimize broken links on pages and files within OUCampus.  It does not require any change in how you create links, but when inserting links in a page in the editor, you will see a slight difference in the "Insert/Edit Link" window.

In the past, you have seen this view when inserting/editing a link:

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From now on, the link address will look like this: (the encoded tag in the link bar with the URL listed underneath)

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This will allow the system to "keep track" of pages and files so that if they get moved or deleted, any other links to that resource will be updated. Because the system keeps track of files being moved, Dependency Manager reduces the risk of broken links and 404 errors.