Running HTML5 publication on a local web server
Users may need to check HTML5 publication locally before uploading it to a live production web server. Any local web server can be used for this purpose, below is an example of an IIS server. IIS server comes with modern Windows operating systems and can be deployed relatively quickly.
To launch and configure IIS, perform the following steps:
- Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > tick Internet Information Services
- Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager > MIME types > Add… Enter .mem file name extension and application/octet-stream MIME type.
- You may want to set the directory to browse feature enabled, in this case, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager > Sites, Default Web Site (or any other website that has been set up), click Configuration Editor. In the dropdown list click system.webServer and directoryBrowse. Set enabled to true.
- Copy all RapidAuthor publication files to the physical path and note the HTM file name. Open the web browser, type localhost followed by slash and HTM file name (e.g. localhost/publication.HTM).