In Firefox, when I am disconnected from the net, I want to work locally on my local IIS server (Win XP, Firefox 3.5.10). I do NOT have Work Offline checked but FF says that it cannot find my site (ie. the message from FF if you try to access an online site offline) This applies to any localhost URL. I tried 127.0.0.1 and checked my Host file - that does not work either.
If I check Work Offline then it shows the Firefox message that it cannot be reached because I have Work Offline checked. Unchecking it does not help.
Then - I load up Safari, copy and paste the URL into that browser and it connects to my development localhost site. It is not just browser caching as I can log in, etc.
So Firefox will not let me develop locally unless I am connected to the internet, which is a problem. Suggestions please?
Thanks, but unfortunately that does not work. I installed it and the problem remains. IE and Safari work fine.
I also tried:
localhost (which replies with 127.0.0.1 as expected). I am not using a proxy and have checked all settings for any type of exception.