A while back when I was first releasing my blog, I came across an error that had not troubled me during local testing.
I had created a couple of new bundles to support Prettify in my
bundles.Add(new ScriptBundle("~/Content/prettify") .Include("~/Scripts/Prettify/prettify.js")); bundles.Add(new StyleBundle("~/Content/prettify") .Include("~/Content/Prettify/prettify.css"));
After a bit of digging the cause was due the fact that the folder
/Content/prettify already exists in my application meaning that IIS was handling the request and not MVC. Once this was realized, the fix was simple. I simply changed the
virtualPath parameter values to not include existing folders.
bundles.Add(new StyleBundle("~/bundles/css/prettify") .Include("~/Content/Prettify/prettify.css")); bundles.Add(new ScriptBundle("~/bundles/js/prettify") .Include("~/Scripts/Prettify/prettify.js"));
This was a simple fix once the cause was identified (from stackoverflow). I hope this is useful to anyone else out there with the same issue.
In order to be sure not to run into this error in the future I decided to use a simple prefix for my all bundles, namely
bundles/css for styling and
bundles/js for (yes, you've guessed it) script bundles.