Serve a Directory
Don’t you hate developing a blasted simple webpage that does some asynchronous requests that gets you into cross-origin policy trouble. If you just read a
.html file off the file system, this will bite you. But, it’s easy to get around. Just host your .html file on a simple http server. And it’s easy to make that happen. Here’s one way.
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First, Verify you have python installed:
> python --version Python 2.7.3
##‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple
Then navigate to the directory that you’d like to serve up and type:
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 5000
Where “5000” is the port you’d like to serve it on. (Defaults to 80.) Then point your browser to:
And rock your local dev.