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Programming Excel® Services by Alvin Bruney

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Finding the Web Application Root

When MOSS is installed, the Internet Information Services application is extended to include Windows SharePoint Services. The extended Web application contains a root that maps to a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). However, the majority of SharePoint Services functionality is stored in a content database and not in the root site or in the file structure of the Web application. Chapter 5 will discuss this in more detail. For now, note that the root does contain some files to include the web.config, user controls, Web Part definition files, and any other resources specific to the Web application.

In some cases, the resulting Web page is therefore a combination of content from the file structure and from the content ...

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