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REL Standard Tag Library - Installation

This post explains the steps to install RSTL on your Tridion presentation server.

For more information about RSTL, check out my post REL Standard Tag Library.

To download RSTL go to my Google Code page. Always use the latest JAR.


Although installation itself is very simple, there are some prerequisites:
  • Install and configure a Content Delivery server. This can be either a Java or .NET.
    • If CD API is used, make sure you call the PageContentAssembler to assemble Pages and ComponentPresentationAssembler to assemble Component Presentations. This ensures the REL tags are executed;
    • If CD Web Service (OData) is used, make sure all content is published to the CD DB;
  • Create and configure a Deployer that publishes the content and/or metadata to the CD DB:
    • For CD API, content does not have to be in the CD DB, but in order to execute REL tags it should be;
    • for OData, all content and metadata should be in the CD DB;
  • Create and configure a Publication Target that uses the defined Deployer;


  • Copy the JAR (rel-standard-tag-library-x.y.jar) to your WEB-INF/lib folder (for Java) or to bin/lib (for .NET);
  • Edit your cd_dynamic_conf.xml file (located either in WEB-INF/classes or bin/classes) and add the following line just below the <TCDLEngine>:
        <TagBundle Resource="rel-standard-tag-library.xml" />
  • Restart the application server;


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