[Mono-list] XSP and "~/" resolution
Wed, 04 Feb 2004 12:40:28 -0500
I'm using the debian packages of the January 14th mono snapshot. Using
XSP directly because current libapache-mod-mono is not yet packaged.
There appears to be a problem with resolution of "application relative"
URLS - ie, urls that start with "~/". In XSP, the "~/" seems to be
ignored entirely, and "~/Foo/Bar.ascx" is interpreted exactly as if it
The specific case that I'm encountering is when the URL is used as the
Src attribute of a @Register directive - I can't confirm or deny whether
the problem occurs for other uses of "~/", but it seems highly possible
that it would.
Around 0.28 I was able to get libapache-mod-mono working and did not
have this problem, so it's either a regression or specific to standalone
Even with that old libapache-mod-mono I had some problems with these
URLs: sometimes the ~ would get passed through to the browser rather
than being interpreted server-side. I intended to upgrade to a more
recent version to test whether this problem was fixed before doing
specific testing of when it happened, but I think it was either in the
NavigateUrl attribute of asp:HyperLink or in the argument to
If I remember rightly, IBuySpy portal makes heavy use of these kind of
URLs, and I'd be surprised if it works out of the box with this bug.
Anyone know if this area of code has been changed since January 14th?
Could this be fixed in 0.30?
Stuart Ballard, Senior Web Developer
(215) 283-2300, ext. 126