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Problem: The base url path for product attribute text field is empty and it says "/attribute-name/attribute/" on the right of the empty field. Should I change this? If I just change the flag from its current english to Swedish (native for website) it goes back to english flag again.
Solution: You don't have to change the value of the product attribute if you don't want to.
The default product attribute base will optionally use a custom base before /attribute-name/attribute/. An example without anything set would be website.com/color/blue.
If you set a custom base, an example would be website.com/attribute/size/medium where attribute is designated for the base.
The language switcher under the field can be set only if you set a value for the field. This is the reason why it's coming back to English when you save the changes.