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I have made a HTML file and have it on my computer's hard drive in a sub-folder of My Documents (windows 10). The page doesn't open. I have no idea why.

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Oh My!!! I feel so stupid. I left out <body> at the biginning. I had at the end, but "save page as" left that important part out at the beginning. I am sorry to have wasted your time. But it was encouraging enough to make me dig a little deeper. lol

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What method are you using to open it? For example:

  • If .html files open in Firefox automatically (because Firefox is your default browser), double-clicking the file
  • Dragging the file on top of an existing tab so Firefox loads the file in place of the current page
  • Using Open File... from the menu (or the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+O)
  • Some other method?

And then when you try to load it, what happens, for example, is the page blank, or is there an error message?

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Hi! Thank you for your help. I tried opening this file using all 3 methods mentioned by you. These same methods work in Internet Explorer, but not in Firefox.

The page opens in Firefox, but its just a blank, white page

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This is a screen shot of what happens when attempting to open in Firefox.

No errors, but when I click on the little exclamation mark, left of the URL address, you can see it prompts me with 2 messages about the file location on my computer and "special permissions" and I have no idea what that is about.

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The messages on the drop-down panel do not identify a problem.

If you use Select All in the page (Ctrl+a), does Firefox highlight anything?

If you view the source of the page (Ctrl+u), does Firefox apply syntax coloring? If so, does anything seem off, like everything treated as a comment (green italic text)?

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nothing high lights with ctrl+a and the source text is colored black and blue maybe some pink.

I think my point is that it works in other browsers, but not firefox.

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Can you post a screenshot that shows the page source (e.g. load the page with the view-source: prefix) if this page doesn't have personal information?

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Oh My!!! I feel so stupid. I left out <body> at the biginning. I had at the end, but "save page as" left that important part out at the beginning. I am sorry to have wasted your time. But it was encouraging enough to make me dig a little deeper. lol

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Note that you can hover red text or a red tag in the page source to see a descriptive tooltip.