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Rich Werden

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Getting Safari to read local files

Why was it so hard to get Safari to read my local file? File under annoying…

Well, if you’re wondering… Let’s say I am a Mac OSX user named Bob. I do my webdev work in a folder called Work that lives on my Desktop. Inside of the Work folder is a folder called Project Alpha and inside of that folder, I want to see foo.html?

Got that?:

  • Bob
    • Desktop
      • Work
        • Project Alpha
          • foo.html

The result to type into Safari’s URL bar:


Of course, you could just go to the ‘Open File…’ menu item in the File menu, but isn’t this just that much more fun to be annoyed with?