About HTML rules
Use an HTML rule to describe how the system is to assemble, through stream processing, portions of HTML displays in your application.
The following tabs are available on this form:
For highest quality and security, minimize the use of HTML rules that you create in application RuleSets. While HTML rules are necessary for a few specific features, use of auto-generated sections in flow actions and harnesses is preferable when possible. Auto-generated rules may often provide better performance, greater security, greater levels of browser independence, and more consistent branding and styles than hand-crafted rules.
If your application RuleSets contain HTML rules, use the Guardrails landing page to assess guardrail compliance, and use the Rule Security Analyzer to check for security vulnerabilities.
HTML rules may be referenced in flow actions, flows, sections, and harnesses. For example, the input fields on a flow action are defined through an HTML rule. You can also use HTML rules for data mapping in services and connectors.
Use the Application Explorer to access HTML rules that apply to the work types in your application. Use the Records Explorer to list all the HTML rules available to you.
HTML rules are part of the Technical category. An HTML rule is an instance of the Rule-Obj-HTML rule type.
- HTML rules -
As a best practice, before creating a new HTML rule, it is strongly recommended that you investigate using an auto-generated section instead. The New form displays a message with information about that alternative.
- Flow Actions - Completing the New or Save As form
- HTML form - Completing the HTML tab
Complete this tab to define the HTML and JSP tags or directives for this rule.
- HTML form - Completing the Pages & Classes tab
Identify what is known about the class of each page that is referenced in the source HTML on the HTML tab. See How to Complete a Pages & Classes tab for basic instructions.
- More about HTML rules
Referencing other rules and static files
- More about Declare Trigger rules
Create Declare Trigger rules to cause an activity to run when instances of a specific class are created, updated, or deleted in the database. This implements a form of forward chaining.