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Local .cfm pages coming up blank in browser.

Posted on 2004-08-10
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I was working in dreamweaver and tryed to preview what i was working on in browser.

When the page came up. It was all blank. And in the status bar it said "done". I checked services and Coldfusion was running (all 3 services). IIS was running. I restarted the computer. Same problem. I restared a bunch of services. Same problem.

Any .cfm pages on my machine (localhost) are not showing up all i get is a blank screen in the browser. Html pages work fine.
Even the coldfusion administrator isn't showing up. Only a blank screen.

I did install the java plugin a bout 2 days ago. But then i uninstalled it and it didn't make a difference.

Im running CF 6.1 as a standalone server. So my , localhost prefix looks like "localhost:8500" and the root folder is C:\cfusionmx\wwwroot\

This is what i get when i view the source.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"></HEAD>
<BODY></BODY></HTML>

Any ideas what my problem is?
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Question by:Silverwolf90
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by:Mause
ID: 11769954
Hi

Are you setting the meta tag yourself?

<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">

try to remove it or make it

<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
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by:Silverwolf90
ID: 11770011
Hmm....when i check my code, its already like the second one.

However when i test it out in browser it comes up as the first one.

I just found out one more thing. I can seem to type anything after localhost:8500 and nothing comes up. Not even an error.

So the same thing happens when i type http://localhost:8500/asdfagjkl;asdf as when i type http://localhost:8500/index.cfm

I don't think it would do anything thing with my coding however because even the CF administrator is having the same problem.
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by:pinaldave
ID: 11770112
well, this happened to me once. The page I had refered was excellent help to me that time. I am pasting you the solution from that page and also the link.
When this happened to me (CFMX 6.1, Win2000, IIS 5.0), I found that the cause was having the IIS 5.0 "Default Web Site" virtual directory missing (or in some cases just turned off). Instead of an error message, I received a blank page with a basic header and empty 'body'. Adding (and enabling) the standard IIS "Default Web Site" (to C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\) corrected the problem. In my case, the blank pages were displayed for both CFM and HTML pages, but since I was so focused on my CFM application; this appeared to be a CFMX issue instead of an IIS issue.
http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=2&threadid=861835
Regards,
---Pinal
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by:Silverwolf90
ID: 11770160
Hmmm....im not exactly sure if i did what i was supposed to do.

but what i did.

Went into IIS. I then clicked "default web site." It was started. Then i went into properties and changed the home directory to c:\cfusionmx\wwwroot\

but i still get a blank page....
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by:Silverwolf90
ID: 11770188
oh and another thing, it seems to be just .cfm pages because .html pages seem to work fine
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by:Silverwolf90
ID: 11777518
ok well I finally did the right thing.

I reinstalled CFMX and now everything works fine.....
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