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SharePoint MasterPage and Javscript error

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Hello all,

I'm working on a client request to allow them to edit a mission statement place in the header and edit the footer. What comes to mind to allow this to happen is using SPServices to show the information from a list. Right now, instead of placing javascript file it in a CEWP, I wanted place it in the masterPage so that it can carry through out the website. Unfortunately, I keep getting errors when I try to reference my javascript file.

I get a "Cannot make a cache safe URL" when I reference use <SharePoint:ScriptLink>, a "Syntax Error" when using a <script> tag and it doesn't show up at all when I reference the the file in <asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderAdditionalPageHead" runat="server"> tag. Thanks

I'm using a javascript test file that has an alert("I'm in"); that I have tested and I know it works. I may be missing something on how to reference a javascript file in a SharePoint masterpage. Please let me know if I'm doing something wrong.
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Question by:Isaac
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Jamie McAllister MVP earned 250 total points
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Would the Reusable Content list be a valid alternative approach?

http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/sharepoint-server-help/use-reusable-content-HA010163838.aspx

As for your issue above, there are several possible causes listed here;

http://www.enjoysharepoint.com/Articles/Details/cannot-make-a-cache-safe-url-for-filename-file-not-194.aspx
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by:Isaac
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Error on pageThanks but I don't think reusable content will be an approach I will pursue. Even when I reference the js file correctly, I get a syntax error. Attach is want I'm receiving.
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by:Jamie McAllister MVP
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I've seen this before when the encoding was different. Open your file in Notepad and try saving it as ANSI and UTF8 and see if that changes things. Failing on the first character can hint at something like that.
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by:KoenVosters
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I would first of all work with a delegate control where you plug in the javascript:

http://fyeomans.com/2011/05/16/make-your-sharepoint-2010-master-page-extensible-with-delegate-controls/
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I'm not sure why you would use SPServices when a straight forward dataview webpart would do the same job here.
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