I have a zip file containing images as a static resource. After repackaging the zip and uploading a new copy I'm no longer able to access the contents from VisualForce pages.

I access the image like this in the VF page:

<apex:image url="{!URLFOR($Resource.Doc_images, 'image.png')}"/>

That worked fine originally, but after updating the zip the image can no longer be found. The static resource is there and I can download it from <server>/resource/<id>/MyNamespace__Doc_images. The downloaded zip is not corrupted and appears to have the right files inside.

But <server>/resource/<id>/MyNamespace__Doc_images/image.png is not found.

Did anyone experience this before, and is there a solution / workaround?

  • Is there a namespace difference in the patch org which might cause it?
    – Matt Lacey
    Commented May 18, 2013 at 3:44
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    Found the answer -- I forgot that I had repackaged the files after creating the patch, and in the process I created a zip with a root folder, whereas the original zip did not have one. I'm editing the question to properly describe the issue Commented May 18, 2013 at 5:45
  • I was going to suggest that. I'm doing that all the time when I work with Static Resources. Commented May 18, 2013 at 7:29

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Turns out when I repackaged the zip I created it with a root directory, for a structure like this:


whereas the original had a flat list:


So of course the files were no longer found. Obvious in retrospect -- but I'll leave the question up in case it helps someone who makes the same mistake...

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