Final update: the broken logo image is no more. I finally tracked the faulty html down to the Weaver Xtreme theme settings and removed it once and for all. Goodbye, little question mark.
Update (3/28/17): As a simple workaround, I added a string split UDF that does the same thing (only much more slowly). If I need to compile the DB project, I replace the intrinsic function with the UDF in the two places it is called. Otherwise I switch back to the … Continue reading →