First, thanks for XAMPP -- it is awesome!
I'm using XAMPP v. 1.5.5 on Windows with virtual hosts, and everything is running fine as far as I can tell. However, I'm having a small problem with PHP includes. They work fine on my production site, but on local development I'm getting the error:
Warning: include() [function.include]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration...
This only happens for includes using full server path references, i.e.:
<?php include('http://www.mysite.com/includethisfile.txt'); ?>
I have tried adding the following to my php.ini file:
allow_url_fopen = On
allow_url_include = 1
(and also allow_url_include = On)
But, it still isn't working. Any ideas? Is it possible to call remote files in PHP includes on localhost?