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    I would like to test my new website in local before posting it on the net.
    however i would avoid installing Apache on my notebook (running VISTA 64).

    Do you know of any other alterrnative?
    Patrice Terrier
    Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

  • #2
    I haven't tried it myself, but maybe using a "JumpBox" might help. Check out this info:
    Paul Squires
    FireFly Visual Designer (for PowerBASIC Windows 10+)
    Version 3 now available.


    • #3
      Save it to disk in HTML (as you would on the net) then open it up in your favorate browser.
      There are no atheists in a fox hole or the morning of a math test.
      If my flag offends you, I'll help you pack.


      • #4
        I am using dreamweaver CSS and relative paths, while they work well with Firefox, they failed with Internet Explorer, as soon as i am using "../..".

        I think i better have to make all my local testing with FF

        Patrice Terrier
        Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).


        • #5
          I simply store my html-pages on my own box, using server-identical names for the subdirectories (such as images, files, et cetera). It works fine.

          Egbert Zijlema, journalist and programmer (zijlema at basicguru dot eu)

          *** Opinions expressed here are not necessarily untrue ***


          • #6
            The problem i have (only) in local, is with IE when dealing with another HTML page that is two folders higher than the current one. I have no problem to embed images or to move from one folder to another, when they are at the same level.

            In the example below, the line in red doesn't work in IE, while the lines in blue are working well.

            <li><a href="../../index.html">Home</a></li>
            <li><a href="../FR/gdimage.html">GDImage</a></li>
            <li><a href="../FR/showroom.html">Showroom</a></li>
            <li><a href="" target="_blank">Forum</a></li>


            Note: with FireFox everything works...
            Patrice Terrier
            Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).


            • #7
              Use identical file structure: c:\home\patrice\www\cgi-bin
              Abyss server
              The world is full of apathy, but who cares?


              • #8
                While I can't speak to Abyss - or why IE is acting the way it does...

                The WAMP Server ( is especially easy to set up...

                and it includes apache, php and mysql all ready to go.

                since all my servers use apache...

                I didn't see any reason why those links didn't work. Just for grins have you tried putting a "./" in front?

                John Strasser
                Phone: 480 - 273 - 8798


                • #9
                  There's something about parent paths in IIS 6.0 that allows or blocks ../../ - so I'm assuming there's something in IE that does the same - whether or not you can adjust/disable it I'm not sure of.
                  Scott Turchin
                  MCSE, MCP+I
                  True Karate-do is this: that in daily life, one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility; and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice. -Gichin Funakoshi