Tuesday, August 31, 2004

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CMS virtual subdirectory

When you are creating a CMS web application you have to manually create a virtual subdirectory to the directory which contains the files CMS uses to provide the web authoring capabilities. Right click your virtual directory and click New Virtual Directory, point this virtual directory to the following phyiscal directory \Server\IIS_CMS. Call the virtual directory CMS. This virtual directory should not be configured as an application so click Properties, go to the Application Panel and click remove.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Request validation and CMS

A new ASP.NET version 1.1 feature, request validation, prevents the server from accepting content containing un-encoded HTML. This feature is designed to help prevent some script-injection attacks whereby client script code or HTML can be unknowingly submitted to a server, stored, and then presented to other users.

This feature is however not so helpfull when you are using Microsoft Content Management Server, since placeholder controls in CMS actually expect HTML content. To disable this feature in your CMS web application add the following line in your web.config : <pages smartnavigation="false" validaterequest="false" >

Thursday, August 12, 2004


Check out the following site, it completely uses SPS2003 http://portal.sharepointsolutions.com/default.aspx . If you want to find more resources about SharePoint check out this very impressive list compiled by Eric Legaut - http://blogs.officezealot.com/legault/archive/2004/08/08/2238.aspx

Saturday, August 07, 2004