Thanks for the reply. I tried various forms of what you suggested. The following finally worked but only on IE:
<img src="pics/DAVE4Side2.jpg" />
If I use the "~" character, I get strange results. However the above produced the following CORRECT URL for the image in IE:
But in Firefox, I get the following INCORRECT url:
About the only thing I can do is to publish the images to the real target directory where I am going to deploy the application and to use the entire url. this is a bummer however, because I'd really just like to test this locally and not have to have files
scattered. If you have any other suggestions I'd greatly appreciate it.