Removing stuff before the html tag opening in page

Topics: User Forum
Nov 29, 2006 at 4:38 PM
We have been using the skinner on our company sharepoint intranet for
over 6 months now and it is a fantastic tool, we couldn't live without
it! However we have a 3rd party control that has problems with macaw -
we must run this 3rd party control but I really don't want to loose the
control that macaw gives us.

I am looking for a way to remove the text before the opening <html>
tags in a page. When running a 3rd party control having this text
before the <html> tags causes problems.

Please could somebody let me know if this is possible.

<!-- Skinned by the MacawSharePointSkinner. Copyright 2004-2006, Macaw.

Version:; Author: Serge van den Oever, Macaw.
Download, bugs, discussion at

I would be very grateful for any replies


May 3, 2007 at 8:09 PM
Edited May 3, 2007 at 8:10 PM
Hmm.. I didn't get notified that there was an item in the discussions...

From the documentation:

If you have a page that returns for example XML (content type is text/xml) the page is NOT skinned.

If you don’t want a page to be skinned (and no comments added tot the top, even if there is no URL match), you can add skinnerskip=1 to the query string.

Example: http://server/default.aspx?skinnerskip=1


This is used in situation where pages are requested by other tools and don't want a header. If you want to skip the header all together; modify the source code;-)