I've created an application where the user has to enter a site URL (plus credentials etc). I want to explain how to get from an URL in the browser's address bar to the site URL, e.g. from:




Experienced users will derive the rule by common sense but for the uninitiated this may be a challenge. Is there a general rules that one can use as guidance?

  • not sure what/why you would want something like this, but why dont you simply remove everything yourself that appears after /sitepages or /pages or /list1/forms/... – Tiago Duarte Feb 22 '17 at 21:13
  • You could write some custom javascript code using the _spPageContextInfo object to pull the web absolute url out of the url, which should be what you're looking for if I understand your issue correctly. – David Hartman Feb 23 '17 at 3:19

If You are using Client Side, then you can use

_spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl or _spPageContextInfo.siteAbsoluteUrl

to fetch the web absolute url.

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