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WCNAV_EXTERNALID Method Is Causing Slow Website Response (Doc ID 1460133.1)

Last updated on MARCH 21, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Access to URLs in a navigation model using ExternalID causes a slow response the first time you access the URL in a browser session.

Subsequent access to the same URL are faster in the same browser session.

This happens when the navigation model has many entries.
The issue happens with all browsers, e.g. Firefox and IE.

ExternalID is being used to reference nodes in the navigation model from the page template, e.g. a URL to a page.

In the template there are calls like this:

  <a href="/TestCaseExternalId/faces/wcnav_externalId/bart">ExternalId_Bart

The above URL is associated to a Webcenter page (<PAGE>.jspx).
Access to that URL takes 10 seconds or more, the first time you access the URL in the browser session.
Subsequent access in the same session is faster (2 seconds).

If the following URL is used instead the response is fast all the time:

  <af:goLink text="Navigation_Bart" id="pt_gl5"

There is a very large navigation model.
URLs need to be accessed using ExternalID.


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