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'''URIs''' in [[COLLADA]] must be of the correct standard format to work correctly.
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'''URIs''' in [[COLLADA]] and the [[COLLADA DOM]] must be of the correct standard format to work correctly.
  
A common mistake is to pass a Windows or Linux file path to the <code>DAE::load</code> or <code>DAE::save</code> methods. Like COLLADA itself, the DOM uses [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier URIs] exclusively to reference resources or files. A file path needs to be converted to a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URI_scheme file scheme] URI before being passed to the COLLADA DOM. Below are some examples of converting a file path to a URI.
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A common mistake is to use a Windows or Linux file path. Both COLLADA and the COLLADA DOM use [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier URIs] exclusively to reference resources or files. A file path needs to be converted to a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URI_scheme file scheme] URI before being passed to the COLLADA DOM. The following are some examples of converting a file path to a URI.
  
 
  '''Example Description'''    '''File Path'''                        '''URI'''
 
  '''Example Description'''    '''File Path'''                        '''URI'''

Revision as of 20:14, 21 May 2007

URIs in COLLADA and the COLLADA DOM must be of the correct standard format to work correctly.

A common mistake is to use a Windows or Linux file path. Both COLLADA and the COLLADA DOM use URIs exclusively to reference resources or files. A file path needs to be converted to a file scheme URI before being passed to the COLLADA DOM. The following are some examples of converting a file path to a URI.

Example Description    File Path                        URI
Windows absolute path  C:\folder\file.dae               file:///C:/folder/file.dae
Windows relative path  ..\folder\file.dae               ../folder/file.dae
UNC path               \\remoteMachine\folder\file.dae  file://///remoteMachine/folder/file.dae
Linux absolute path    /folder/file.dae                 file:///folder/file.dae
Linux relative path    ../folder/file.dae               ../folder/file.dae