[thelist] .NET HTML relative URI problem

Sam Carter scforum at iness.com
Thu Feb 5 08:41:56 CST 2004

I have a .NET page that renders a "relative" URL to an image.  Here's a clip
of the HTML:

<img id="Image1"
src="./tempcertificates/Course4032Client9617User3449101.gif" alt=""
border="0" />

There are 2 things I don't like about the HTML, and I wonder if either might
be causing the problem described below:

1 - There should be two dots in the relative path.  src="../    is how I
code relative URLs by hand.  What's up with the single dot?

2 - I'd like to find out how to suppress the XHTML   />    rendered by .NET.
This should be a 4.01 transitional loose DOCTYPE.

The problem is that some (very few) browsers are resolving the IMG URI as:


and pull a 404 not found on the image.  These are not old browsers. Netscape
7.1 is most frequently generating the error.  At least half the browsers are
Netscape 4.X and I havn't seen an error in 4.X yet.

Interesting translation in that the /tempcertificates/ is completely missing
and is replaced by the page filename with "_file" appended.

Any help appreciated.


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