Re: Security restrictions on desktop copy of website
You're absolutely right, but I'm just a volunteer with minimal serving a
bike club, not a group of paying clients. I want to make this as easy for me
as possible while providing reasonable functionality for the club.
"Dan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Bobbi" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I'm a 2-bit webmaster. I have a copy of the website on my desktop. Having
>> just installed Win XP Service Pack 3, IE7 and other windows updates, I
>> find that certain security settings have apparently been changed. When I
>> open the web home page on my desktop, I get the message that IE is
>> blocking scripts and ActiveX controls, but there's no such message when I
>> visit the real website. I know that the security settings are somewhat
>> different for local and remote web pages, but I don't know which setting
>> is affecting my viewing of the desktop version.
> Why are you opening your web pages direct off the hard disk? Why don't you
> install a web server and use them over HTTP so they replicate the real
> website handling? What does your web hosting use? If it's IIS, and you
> have XP Pro, install IIS5.1. If it's Apache, download and install Apache.
> Try to replicate your hosts environment and view your web pages as they
> were intended over a HTTP connection, or else you risk finding things
> don't work as you expected; relative links pointing the wrong place
> usually being the most prevalent.