I'm having the same issue when trying to view an Edge Animate file on my iPad.
what happens when you switch tabs and come back? Is the ipad/iphone screen blank or does it give an error ?
Switching tabs does bring no change. All other tabs appear perfectly, just the local one is ignored. When I add a new www-tab on my computer it appears in the iPhone perfectly.
Are you able to access the site in any browser installed on the device?
I am not sure to understand your question right: Edge Inspect is to work only with Google Chrome, isn't it?
Please make sure that your website is hosted on a server and URLs of the pages are accessible on the devices.
Ok, I see this is probably a general misunderstanding. Let's see: if I have to upload my layout-site to a server to check how it is working in my device - why would I need Edge Inspect for it? I can just go online with my device and see it, and without any Edge Inspect...
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Edge Inspect needs the site to be served through a web server for a number of reasons, but primarily because that allows an external computer to access the files in a way that doesn't compromise machine security. To view local pages you can set up a web server like MAMP/WAMP or Web Sharing on iOS, so you don't need upload your files to a web server elsewhere. Inspect understands localhost and 1270.0.1 URLs and the connected devices will translate those so you don't need to set up a virtual host name.
You're right, Edge Inspect doesn't provide web hosting as a feature, and it's not intended to. The primary features of Edge Inspect are:
- synchronous browsing - so if you have multiple devices connected you don't need to browse/refresh on each individually
- connection management - so that devices connect quickly and easily and (attempt to) remain connected to your computer
- screenshots - take individual or multiple screenshots simultaneously with a single click and without needing to root the device
- remote inspection - inspect the DOM of the remote device on your computer via weinre
Hope this helps,