I to take a break from this for a day it is really eating up a lot of my time with frustration.
That's correct with the 404 error message. I've messed around with it a bit more and now the XAMPP started page begins.
"[Sat Mar 01 14:56:17 2008] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: C:/xampp/htdocs/CFIDE"
This is exacly the timestamp from your browser access?
That's correct -- this came from the error log.
"CFIDE never shows up in the browser at all!"
Not in the browser output. But maybe you can find this URI in the sourcecode view of your browser.
Hmmm.... never thought of that... when it shows up again, I'll take a look.
"Afterwards, I send it to the browser for review."
Or this only happens, if you use the browser review function in Dreamweaver. Does this also happens, if you open "http://localhost/" directly in your browser?
It did, but that could be because it was calling up the same file from within the browser.
"why would Dreamweaver call up CFIDE?"
After a short Google search I only can say: This directory is related to ColdFusion and/or Dreamweaver.
Hmmm.... I have very limited knowledge about this or how ColdFusion works.
The other day I did look into the http-d conf file and noticed a WEBDav -- have no idea what that is -- it is available in Dreamweaver. Can I use this somehow???
Alias /webdav "C:/xampp/webdav"
Allow from all
<LimitExcept GET HEAD OPTIONS>
BrowserMatch "Microsoft Data Access Internet Publishing Provider" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "MS FrontPage" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^WebDrive" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^WebDAVFS/1." redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^gnome-vfs/1.0" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^XML Spy" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^Dreamweaver-WebDAV-SCM1" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "MSIE" AuthDigestEnableQueryStringHack=On