So, I added some code in Content Editor Web Part and code is started like this:

<script src="/<MyURL>/_layouts/15/SP.Runtime.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/<MyURL>/_layouts/15/SP.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/<MyURL>/SiteAssets/jquery-1.11.1.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/<MyURL>/SiteAssets/knockout-3.0.0.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/<MyURL>/SiteAssets/Script.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

For all these files I get a similar error for each in Chrome console:

GET http://MyURL/%3CSiteURL%3E/SiteAssets/knockout-3.0.0.js 400 (Bad Request) 


I googled but the this error pops up so often for various situations that couldn't find answer for me and SharePoint. Any ideas?

  • Why Content Editor? Use Script Editor. If you remove the Knockout line doest it work?
    – Nk SP
    Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 7:56
  • I use Content Editor then I use a script editor in it. About an error, I get the same error for each file. Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 8:00
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    Try to add a script editor and remove <MyURL> use this source src="/_layouts/15/script.js"
    – Nk SP
    Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 8:02
  • Done it. Those errors are gone but now the table that my code was supposed to create with information is gone(previously it showed table but with no info) and I get new error like: Uncaught ReferenceError: /// args is not defined Script.js:61 /// my.vm.RetrieveItemsFail Script.js:61 /// (anonymous function) ScriptResource.axd?d=7bHa5m1dromXowi_eKldYsSiVPVUf6sqCQuHirM_ocGiCS3HymjC2gXwHY0NrucbnjCzbrk7XhxT76…:5 /// SP.ClientRequest.$h_0 SP.Runtime.js:2 /// SP.ClientRequest.$32_0 SP.Runtime.js:2 Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 8:14
  • that on is a js error, to begin try to import just simple js file and see that they re working fine.
    – Nk SP
    Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 8:16

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The URI path component cannot contain angle brackets (< >), that are encoded as %3C and %3E in your Bad Request. Other offending characters in URL components may include but aren't limited to commas ,, question marks ?, asterisks *, colons :, ampersands &, etc.

In the HTML placed in Content Editor or Script Web Parts you can use server relative URLs for scripts such as /sites/team/_layouts/mySolution/myScript.js or page relative such as FolderInTheSamePagesLibrary/mySolution/myScript.js. When necessary, you can reference external scripts using the full absolute URL such as //cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js (note that the protocol schema http/https is omitted to support script placement on both secured and unsecured pages).

ASP.NET controls for Script Registration also provide you with replaceable tokens such as ~site and ~siteCollection but these can only be used in server-side page code: master pages, page layouts, user controls and ASPX pages.

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