(Quick Reference)



Generates a link (URI) string. Can be used in an href, JavaScript, Ajax call, etc.

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


Example usages for the "shop" app:

// generates "/shop/css/main.css"
<g:resource dir="css" file="main.css" />

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

// generates "http://admin.mygreatsite.com/css/main.css" <g:resource dir="css" file="main.css" base="http://admin.mygreatsite.com"/>

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 containing the resource
  • file (optional) - the name of the resource file
  • absolute (optional) - If true will prefix the link target address with the value of the grails.serverURL property from Config.groovy, or http://localhost:<port> if there is no setting in Config.groovy and not running in production.
  • plugin (optional) - The plugin to look for the resource in