HTML files do not display web content
Posted on 2009-02-14
I have a bunch of html files on my local machine that I want to view in IE7. Using XP Pro SP3 fully updated. Intel P-IV - plenty of disk. There was an expert answer to a similar question but my circumstances are a bit different.
The .html extension IS showing in Explorer. The icon assoc with the .html file appears to show "IE7" (large blue "E") as the app to use. IE7 does open web pages out on the web. I am running a development environment here for WordPress (using Apache 2.2) which displays the WordPress HTML files - works fine. I've tried calling the .html files with Apache suspended and disabled. Same problem - which is:..
However, if I call a file out of Windows Explorer: say, index.html I expect to see the webpage but what I get is an IE instance with the source code in index.html displayed. I have a ton of other .html-s (manual.html, errors.html, install.html, updates.html, changelog.html, etc. etc) that also exhibit the same behavior. I've dropped all the security zone sliders/toggles to "off" in IE - no help.
I know there's something I'm missing. Whatzit????