How to prevent Sharepoint Designer from automatically converting backslashes in URLs to forward slashes? RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I load an existing .ASP file (not ASP.Net, just VBScript), Sharepoint Designer's editor converts the backslashes in URLs to forward slashes. For example: "\Apps\Images\xyz.bmp" becomes "Apps/Images/xyz.bmp".

    So that when I move the .ASP file to our IIS server, it no longer works.

    How do I prevent this?

    Also, whenever I save a file in Sharepoint Designer, it inserts the following characters at the start of the (text) .ASP file:


    The page seems to load fine, though, in IIS -- the special characters seem to be ignored by IIS.

    Thanks a lot!

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 1:19 PM

All replies

  • In my experience, SharePoint Designer is only useful when working on real SharePoint pages.  In other all cases, I've found it to be overkill.  It's also very touchy and requires a great deal of care and patience.

    Since you're just working with ASP pages, I'd recommend using another tool altogether.  Notepad++ comes to mind...

    Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously http://www.sharepointnerd.com

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 9:36 PM