Breaking: #82572 - RDCT functionality removed¶
The short-link / redirect functionality based on the GET parameter
RDCT of TYPO3 Frontend requests
has been removed from TYPO3.
Along, all functionality related to evaluating
RDCT is not evaluated anymore.
The following PHP methods have been removed:
The eighth property of the constructor of TypoScriptFrontendController is not evaluated anymore,
also the public property
TSFE->RDCT is removed as it is not set anymore.
The corresponding database table
cache_md5params has been dropped.
Substitution logic can be found in the TER extension
When calling TYPO3 Frontend via
index.php&RDCT=myhash the RDCT GET parameter is not evaluated
GeneralUtility::makeRedirectUrl() will result in a fatal PHP error.
Accessing the now non-existent property
$TSFE->RDCT will trigger a PHP notice, as well
as setting up a new instance of
TypoScriptFrontendController with a eighth parameter.
Accessing the database table
cache_md5params will also lead to unexpected results as this table
does not exist in new installations anymore.
Any TYPO3 instance handling data via the
cache_md5params database table or creating short links
The TER extension
rdct contains all previous functionality handled via a simple hook. An upgrade
wizard within the Install Tool will check if the database table is filled and downloads the extension
It is recommended to use a third-party short-url or redirect extension which provides a richer feature set.