Point xmldoc.load to a root file when it is being called be a virtual directory tag within a subfolder

Hi, I have an IIS server with a universal web.config for connection strings.  i have older classic asp files I wrote a script for to parse the web.config file.  I want both the connection.asp and the web.config to sit on the root level.

I successfully connect to the connection .asp at the root level using this tag within the classic asp pages  <!--#include virtual="/ClientConnection.asp"-->

But when it reads this file, it will only connect to a web.config file within the folder, not at the root - this is the code that loads the web.config


Can I make this to force it to point to a root file?
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xmlDoc.Load(Request.ServerVariables("APPL_PHYSICAL_PATH") & "web.config")

Server.Mappath means current folder..   As long as you left everything default in IIS, then the application physical path will be the root of the website.
Here I setup an example..   Look how the APPL_PHYSICAL_PATH is the same, but the PATH_TRANSLATED is different..


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