[PLUG] DVD based web site

frankhunt fh-linux at frankhunt.com
Mon Jun 13 17:30:03 PDT 2011

On 06/13/2011 05:19 PM, Sam Hart wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 7:23 PM, frankhunt<fh-linux at frankhunt.com>  wrote:
>> I know this is a Linux group but I also know that there is a bunch of
>> smart, experienced people out there so . . .
>> Made a small web site that is not on my server - just a bunch of html
>> files and links.
>> Simple enough - point the file manager (on Linux and on XP) at the
>> index.html file, tell it to open and it works just fine - all the
>> browsers worked fine, navigate around just fine.  That is until I try it
>> with Internet Exploder 8 on XP.  IE will not follow SOME of the links
>> but will follow others.  In the document, the links look like
>> ../../index.html  when I hover the mouse over the link, it looks like:
>> file:///D:/STAGES/DVD/index.html  IE cannot figure that out (however
>> Firefox  can so I know the code is good).  My guess is that there is a
>> setting somewhere in IE that is "protecting me from internet evil" - and
>> also protecting me from doing what I want to do.  I know this is
>> possible because I have seen web sites that run stand-alone from DVDs
>> (which is what I ultimately want to do).
>> Anybody got any help here?
>> I've been fighting this all day and it is driving me straight to the
>> liquor cabinet . . .
> Depending upon the scope of the project, there are a lot of embedded
> web-site options that you might want to look into. For example, the
> one I've used a lot is TiddlyWiki:
> http://www.tiddlywiki.com/
> Though, I'll admit I generally start with one of the templates from
> http://www.tiddlytools.com/ which come pre-loaded with various plugins
> (as I find the stock TiddlyWiki to be rather spartan). Even more
> plugins, themes, etc can be found from the TiddlyVault:
> http://tiddlyvault.tiddlyspot.com/
> I've used TiddlyWiki for things *like* what you're describing, and
> even for full-fledged websites (for example, I used it when I uploaded
> the former Open Source work from a company I used to work at to
> SourceForge, http://leftovers.sourceforge.net/ )
> If, however, you need something more specialized, then TiddlyWiki
> might not be what you're looking for.
>                                        ---Sam
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That's not what I am looking for - I just want a simple set of web pages 
to be run off-line from a CD/DVD so they can be accessed where there is 
no internet connection.  Like I said, this works fine with Firefox and 
others - just not with IE.

frank hunt
(L0F) R0B-ZAR1
befuddled linux admin
erstwhile photographer
hillsboro oregon

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