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DW8 php testing server, in reverse

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#1 yesmaybe

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 12:50 PM


I have seen posts explaining how to install XAMPP etc to make a static testing server.  However, my need is different to that.  I have php pages, but don't actually need to see the php code when previewing, more just for aesthetics.

I have just upgraded from DWMX to DW8.

Previouly I would click F12 to preview a page and it would say "to preview pages using server side code a testing server needs to be set up first." I would cancel this and the page would load in Mozilla (but obviously any php content would not equate).

Now, if I try the same technique in DW8, Mozilla suggests I should open the page with another application, offering DW8 as the default.

I don't have a testing server and if I use my web server settings, the page I am previewing can not be found, obviously. Because I haven't uploaded it yet. I don't want to upload it and replace the existing page incase it doesn't work properly. And I don't really want to install phpserver on my computer.

Basically I need to preview a php page in my browser without parsing the php.
How can I get around this issue?

#2 jpratt

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 01:58 PM

if you are just looking at the html code then just comment out the blocks of php code, rename to html,  until you have the look you want. When you are finished testing, name it back to php and uncomment the php code blocks.

#3 yesmaybe

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 02:02 PM

yes, I could do that. But I can see it would get messy.  Maybe I have just got in the habit of pressing F12 every few minutes.

But, I can't understand how this worked so easily with DWMX, and now has come to a halt with DW8.  Is there no way of tweaking the settings so the php page still loads, without parsing it.

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