[Mono-bugs] [Bug 397187] [WIN32] Mono do not compile site with . css files in App_Theme directory

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--- Comment #4 from Bryan Bell <bryan.w.bell at gmail.com>  2008-08-13 17:41:02 MDT ---
I believe I ran into this same bug when using web services. If you look at the
source code for 

"public string MapPath (string virtualPath, string baseVirtualDir, bool

the relevant lines are:

if (virtualPath.IndexOf (':') != -1)
     throw new HttpException (String.Format ("'{0}' is not a valid virtual
path.", virtualPath));

On Unix this exception is not thrown because paths don't normally have ':' in
them. But on windows the "D:" part of the path makes the code throw an

For web services I had this problem when trying to serve an .asmx page using
xsp2 due to the fact that when an .asmx page is served the request is rendered
C:\Program Files\Mono-2.0\etc\mono\2.0\DefaultWsdlHelpGenerator.aspx. Hence the
virtual path has "C:" in it which causes an exception to be thrown. 

I have not yet tried removing the code (or adding a condition to throw the
exception only if the platform is Unix) to see if the exception is no longer

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