I have a relatively complex html-structure in a document library, which I want to display in a web part. The web part refers to site.com/library/index.htm, from which other pages are called.

Problems occur with the relative paths. site.com/library/index.htm is calling <a href="page1.htm">Page 1</a> which results into site.com/library/page1.htm. But the index.htm within webpart just calls site.com/page1.htm.

Is there any way to change this behaviour without adding ../library/ to every single link? Editing every link in a couple of dozen files does not look like an appealing solution. :/

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I'm afraid there is no other way than updating all the htm files. In SharePoint relative paths does not work that way, even if index.htm resides inside the Library.. href='page1.html' would simply mean rootsite/page1.htm

Not even the inner site collection will be placed, that means if you have rootsite/sites/innersite/library/page1.htm and you refer it as href='page1.htm', this would simply mean rootsite/page1.htm


Maybe you can use the BASE tag

  <base href="[url]">
  • That would help very much, but it does not seem to work for me. I couldn't even create a minimal working example. Is <base> supported by SharePoint?
    – wheeler
    Aug 4, 2015 at 7:53
  • It is HTML and supported by all Browsers. I think the issue is you need to specificy this in the HEAD, so it won't help you when putting the code in a WebPart. I have never used it in combo with SharePoint. Aug 4, 2015 at 10:38
  • Hm, seems like I misunderstand something. I created a html and displayed this html with the Content Editor -> not working. If I display this html with the Page Viewer WebPart, everything works fine. Do I use the Content Editor WebPart in the wrong way? I mostly just display html-files with the Content Editor.
    – wheeler
    Aug 4, 2015 at 11:28
  • Do you put the content in the CEWP or do you specifiy a link to the file. The last one is way more flexible as you can open the file in any IDE Aug 4, 2015 at 13:09
  • I have a content.html and the CEWP is just linking to this content.html. I do not modify the html-markup inside the CEWP. However the PVWP is working fine for me, I was just not aware that PVWP behaves differently than CEWP.
    – wheeler
    Aug 4, 2015 at 13:22

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