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Links in old ASP pages are getting an extra slash added to them, how may I remove them?

Posted on 2014-04-22
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This ASP page I  am supporting has this line in it:

document.write ("<a style='color:#ffffff'id='login' href='https://Default.asp?Type=LogIn' target='_parent'>Login</a>");

However when the link is actual clicked it is changed to:

https://Default.asp/?Type=LogIn

How do I remove that extra slash?
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Question by:Elliott Ward
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by:Big Monty
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the href code itself is syntactically correct, although you should have a space between the style value and the ID attribute.

i tested out the following code and it worked fine. is this similar to what you have?

<html>
	<body style="background-color:#000;">
		<script type="text/javascript">
			document.write("<a style='color:#ffffff' id='login' href='https://Default.asp?Type=LogIn' target='_parent'>Login</a>");
		</script>
	</body>
</html>

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by:Julian Hansen
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What happens if you type this https://Default.asp?Type=LogIn directly into the browser - does the same thing happen?

If so then you need to look for something in your code that is doing a redirect.
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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Actually, the code is Not correct because you need to have a domain name, not just a file name, after the 'https://'.  It's probably trying to make 'Default.asp' formatted as a domain name.
document.write ("<a style='color:#ffffff' id='login' href='https://www.yourdomain.com/Default.asp?Type=LogIn' target='_parent'>Login</a>");

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by:Big Monty
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if the desired result was to get an output of

https://Default.asp?Type=LogIn

then the code, syntactically, IS correct. I know because I tested it out :)

as for the format of the url, that is indeed a different matter. There is no need to have the https:// as part of the doamin IF you are accessing a page on the same server. However, if you are going to another URL, then you need to specify a domain as DB noted.

I agree with JulianH, it's probably a redirect issue.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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I would still change the code a bit.

First at the top of the page, force https
<%
   If Request.ServerVariables("SERVER_PORT")=80 Then
      Dim strSecureURL
      strSecureURL = "https://"
      strSecureURL = strSecureURL & Request.ServerVariables("SERVER_NAME")
      strSecureURL = strSecureURL & Request.ServerVariables("URL")
      Response.Redirect strSecureURL
   End If
%>

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Then change the link code to
document.write ("<a style='color:#ffffff'id='login' href='/Default.asp?Type=LogIn' target='_parent'>Login</a>");

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