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Virtual Paths





What Are Virtual Paths?


Virtual paths are unique identifiers within a URL that follow the server or domain name. In HTML Executable, we leverage virtual paths extensively, as they mimic server-like behavior. To access a compiled file, you'll need to utilize its corresponding URL.


For example, consider the URL: `http://heserver/images/picture1.gif`


`http://` signifies the protocol used by HTML Executable.

`heserver` denotes the namespace of our custom server, directing you to the publication.

`images` represents the virtual path.

`picture1.gif` is the filename.


It's important to note that HTML Executable efficiently manages virtual paths on its own, and the features related to virtual paths primarily cater to advanced users.


Adding Virtual Folders


Should you desire to include empty virtual folders in your publication, navigate to the File Manager, and click on Add followed by Add Virtual Folder. You will be prompted to specify its name, and it will be created as a subfolder of the selected directory (or as a child of the publication root if no folder is chosen). You can subsequently organize files within this folder using drag-and-drop operations.


⚠Important: If you leave a blank virtual folder devoid of any files, it will be automatically removed the next time you load your project.