Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Cross Browser Support for MOSS

The newer version of sharepoint , MOSS 2007 has better cross browser compatibility than the older version . It supports the following browswer :

Firefox 1.5+
Netscape 8.1+
Mozilla 1.7+
Safari 2.0+
Firefox 1.5+
Firefox 1.5+
Netscape 7.2+

Check out the following article to completely understand the browser compatibility and feature support by Level 2 browser :


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Timer Job Failed

  • The job to enable features on existing sites failed
  • Application Server Administration Service Timer Job Failed

In such cases check the Windows Timer Service running in server , also check the credentials the timer is running which might be a reason of the Jobs failing in server.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The file web.sitemap required by XmlSiteMapProvider does not exist

I am using a custom XMLSiteMapProvider where in i have defined a web.sitemap file with urls.
The application worked fine for administrators but i got this error when i tried other users. I am using this control in a SharePoint 2007 Page . After lots of trial it came to my notice that actual error was not identification of the file .The problem was that the normal sharepoint user didn't had enough permission to access the web.sitemap file in web server .

This worked once i gave autheticated user access to the file,kind of fishy though , as i am not expecting this behaviour.

Friday, October 05, 2007

CSS not working on LinkButton

This was my issue , i had defined link button in asp.net like this :

_linkNewIncident = new System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton();
_linkNewIncident.Text = "Creat New Incident";
_linkNewIncident.Click += new EventHandler(linkNewIncident_Click);
_linkNewIncident.CssClass = "HelpDeskLink";

and corresponding CSS as :
.HelpDeskLink { color:white ; font-weight :bolder ; font-size :x-small ; }

.HelpDeskLink a { color:white ; font-weight :bolder ; font-size :x-small ; }

when i ran the application , my links were still blue and was not reflecting any CSS behaviour which is supposed to be white as per my CSS :-(

After some search i got the solution .

Solution : Define "CSS Pseudo-classes"

I modified my CSS style class to the following and it worked ..

color:white ;
font-weight :bolder ;
font-size :x-small ;

Monday, October 01, 2007

Server error: This item cannot be deleted because it is still referenced by other pages

You might get this error when you try to delete from the _catalogsmasterpage directory ,. Microsoft has provided a solution which doesn't look convincing at all :

check : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926812

I used a different method:
  • Open the Master gallery in Explorer view
  • Create a Directory named "Delete"
  • Cut all the un-wanted Master Pages and paste it inside the "Delete" directoty
  • Delete the "Delete" Directory

And you got rid of all the unwanted pages .

Gray Failures: What is it and how to detect one?

If you are reading this article , i guess you are curious to know about gray failures and different methods to detect gray failures.  Hopefu...