I am building and testing a local sharepoint site using Shareboot but can't get my link to JQuery in the Shareboot master page working. When I add it I'm only getting a blank page returned. I take my link out and the page is working again.

Here is the code I'm using and I'm placing this just before the </head> in the masterpage:

<SharePoint:ScriptLink language="javascript" name="http://2008-sp-2013-jc/sites/labeller/Style%20Library/jquery-min.js" runat="server" Localizable="false" />

Anyone got any help on what I'm doing wrong?

Additional: The file location is correct.


  • Can you try it as just a normal script tag first and see if that works? ScriptLink refers to the server file system I believe. Commented Jan 8, 2015 at 15:58
  • Brilliant. I never thought that would work which is why I didn't try it. I Googled how to add the link in and got the above ... sometimes Google is not your friend. Thanks for the help.
    – JCooke
    Commented Jan 8, 2015 at 16:04

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ScriptLink directives will always look in the /_LAYOUTS/1033 directory for your script. If you are not deploying the files to the file system and instead using the Style Library, you need to use the standard <script> tag.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://2008-sp-2013-jc/sites/labeller/Style%20Library/jquery-min.js"></script>

With ScriptLink you have the ability to specify when you want the script to load asynchronously or after the after the page is ready. The ScriptLink will always look in /_LAYOUTS/1033 for the scripts.


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