About Virtual Paths

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Virtual paths are paths that follow the server or domain name in a URL; we use virtual paths in ebooks and publications made with HTML Executable because they work like servers: to access a compiled file, you need to use its URL.

For instance, if you have this URL: http://heserver/images/picture1.gif

  • http:// is the protocol used by HTML Executable.

  • heserver is the namespace of our custom server (directs to the publication).

  • images is the virtual path

  • picture1.gif is the filename.

Note that HTML Executable automatically manages virtual paths itself; all features related to virtual paths are only designed for advanced users.

Adding virtual folders

If you wish to add blank virtual folders to your publication, go to the File Manager, click Add and Add Virtual Folder. You will be prompted to enter its name, and it is then created as a child of the selected folder (if no folder is available or selected, then it is created as a child of the publication root). You can then move files to that folder using drag/drop operations.

Important: if you do not place any file inside a blank virtual folder, it will be automatically removed next time when your project is loaded.

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