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    Cool local / offline 404 page

    I am trying to implement a 404 page for a local / offline website if there is a dead link or such, but cannot get it to work locally, but only in an online environment... are there different settings / code to achieve this?

    The .htaccess file includes the following:

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    ErrorDocument 404 /notfound.html
    notfound.html and .htaccess are stored in the parent file directory.

    We tested the 404 in an online environment, and everything was functional.

    Would there be any issue with creating a 404 page for an offline directory, and how could this be overcome?

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    notfound.html and .htaccess are stored in the parent file directory.
    parent of what? Could you please show your local directory structure ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abduraooft View Post
    parent of what? Could you please show your local directory structure ?
    Sorry for the delay of my response.

    All files are stored in a directory, locally.

    Here is the directory structure within this folder

    C:\Users\Cody\Documents\WEB\.htaccess
    C:\Users\Cody\Documents\WEB\index.html
    C:\Users\Cody\Documents\WEB\main.css
    C:\Users\Cody\Documents\WEB\notfound.html
    C:\Users\Cody\Documents\WEB\html\page1.html
    C:\Users\Cody\Documents\WEB\html\page2.html
    C:\Users\Cody\Documents\WEB\images\image1.jpg
    C:\Users\Cody\Documents\WEB\images\image2.jpg
    C:\Users\Cody\Documents\WEB\images\image3.jpg

    Google Chrome points directly to index.html as the home page.

    Just a reminder - the 404 error pages DOES display when uploaded to a server on the internet, but will not display if the browses reads the files from a local directory.

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    Maybe it is possible to change Google Chrome's built-in 404 message to suit my needs? Any ideas?

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    Do you have a local server in your machine? Are you accessing the files directly or by typing the server path, like http://localhost or something like that?
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    Chrome doesn't handle .htaccess files -- they're for the webserver configuration. As abduraooft mentioned, you need to be running a webserver(like WampServer, or XAMPP) locally and accessing it via http://localhost or http://your.local.ip.address -- not file:///path/to/file/.

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    Will set this up, thanks so much. Will come back with any issues.


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