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Invalid links in Custom SiteMapProvider

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 18, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


I am having a spot of bother getting my Custom SiteMapProvider to work correctly.  Using the code below, I am able to get the top menu to display the contents of my mainMenu.sitemap file.  I am doing this to apply a consistent top-level menu across multiple site collections.  However, when I hover over the links in my new top menu, the links are not what I am expecting.

If I am in the Group Finance site collection then the links become:

  • http://myserver/group/finance/http://myserver/group/finance
  • http://myserver/group/finance/http://myserver/standards
  • http://myserver/group/finance/http://myserver/strategy

If I am in the Standards site collection then they become:

  • http://myserver/standards/http://myserver/group/finance
  • http://myserver/standards/http://myserver/standards
  • http://myserver/standards/http://myserver/strategy

Here is the code I am using:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<siteMap xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/AspNet/SiteMap-File-1.0">
<siteMapNode title="Root" description="" url="http://ukchemoss03/">
<siteMapNode title="Group Finan

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