Processor: Intel Core i7 firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz
System type: 64-bit Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
ApacheFriends XAMPP version 1.7.7
+ Apache 2.2.21
+ MySQL 5.5.16 (Community Server)
+ PHP 5.3.8 (VC9 X86 32bit thread safe) + PEAR
+ XAMPP Control Panel Version 2.5 from www.nat32.com
+ (BETA) XAMPP Control Panel Version 3.0.2 by Steffen Strueber (not in the USB & lite version)
+ XAMPP Security
+ OpenSSL 1.0.0e
+ phpMyAdmin 3.4.5
+ ADOdb 5.14
+ Mercury Mail Transport System v4.62 (not in the USB & lite version)
+ FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.39 (not in the USB & lite version)
+ Webalizer 2.23-04 (not in the USB & lite version)
+ Perl 5.10.1 (not in the USB & lite version)
+ Mod_perl 2.0.4 (not in the USB & lite version)
+ Tomcat 7.0.21 (not in the USB & lite version)
I'm trying to integrate a PayPal Digital Goods - Express Checkout payment facility into my Flash webpage to sell and stream documentary videos. Unfortunately, the Paypal payment process apparently requires a "public" url in order to direct the user back to the payment confirmation/thank you page on my website. In effect, PayPal redirects the buyer’s browser to the return URL specified in the SetExpressCheckout API operation’s request message.
I want to test and resolve any PayPal issues, before I launch my webpage, but I'm using an http://localhost address as my test site, not a www.domain.com type address.
QUESTION: Is there any way to "simulate" a "public" URL in my test code which PayPal would recognize as a legitimate RETURNURL? The alternative is to go live, which defeats the purpose of the test environment for which xampp is designed. Thanks for any help.