I've recently been using Xampp on a PHP Course I went on off-site. When working with Xampp I was editing files in Dreamweaver and previewing them, going straight to the file. On my install here at work I can't get to the files without manually changing the URL.
THe problem is this. When I preview I get this link up:
That simply tries to download the file. If I edit the filepath to:
Then it works. Basically, why is Xampp not stripping out all of the /applications/XAMPP etc. stuff and not replacing it with localhost?