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Links again!

Thread began 10/13/2009 5:56 am by jth370895 | Last modified 10/13/2009 4:50 pm by jth370895 | 1357 views | 2 replies |


Links again!

Dear Mr. or Mrs.
At first I have little experience with web designing. I made a static website, the layout works fine. I work with DW.CS4 and XP-pro (SP3). But developing a nice menu was to high for me. Therefore I bought menuwriter ( vs. 1), but unfortunately the links don't work.
I read in the posting from Michaelf0199272 (08-01-2009) and the response from Jason Byrnes, that it is not possible to check the links on my local computer!
I find this a bit strange, but oke, I have to deal with this.
It is not possible for me to test on a real webserver, because our website is located there and when I remove this, the new webpage should function directly!
Therefore I installed Wamp server on my local computer, as Jason Byrnes advised.
Is there anybody who can advise me how to test my new webpage with this server. Any help or suggestions I would apreciate very much!

Another guestion: When I upgrade to version 2, is it then perhaps possible to check my links on my local computer?

I hope someone can help me. Thanks anyway. Greeting from Jan-Theo from the Netherlands.

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Office Guy-172461

Have a look here if you are using PHP pages:
Creating a dynamic site definition in Dreamweaver

You already have set up the local testing server. WAMP is about the same as XAMPP so you can skip that part.

When you enter a URL like localhost/ it will take you to the webroot of the web server running on your local machine. So if you had your files in a folder called C:\xampp\htdocs\testwebsite, you would use the URL:

testwebsite/ in your browser to access the website. Remember that only one web server can run on the same port, so if you changed the Apache port to 8080, then you would use:


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Thanks for your quick response! But unfortunately your solution doesn't work at my PC. I did exactly what you said, but only one link responded correctly and the other 20 didn't!
Therefore I decided to change strategy:
1. I checked the links with the DW linkchecker: there were no broken links.
2. Validation in DW: everything correct, except several files in CSSMenuwriter\cssmw(0)\treexml.xml with the description: "The prefix "mm" has not been mapped to any URI[xml]". Is this a serious problem? And when it is, how can I fix it?
3. I try to rent temporally some server space so I can test the links before publishing.

Thanks for your attention and, I hope, answer.
Kind greetings, Jan-Theo

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