How do I Install Webix GPL as instructions appear incomplete

I am very frustrated at trying to get the Webix GPL working.

I have consulted various documents and the forum etc but can’t get it working. Some instructions seem to be missing in https://docs…

I might be a bit thick but I can’t get things started. I have downloaded the GPL package and unzipped it into Users…\download\Webix\ folder on my computer. I used notedpad++ and created the following code:

and saved it as IndexCDN.html in the same folder on my computer. I double click the html file and a session opens in Google Chrome with a url file:///C:/Users/wilky/Downloads/Webix/indexCDN.HTML initially with a black screen while doing something in background then presents a blank white screen. Now what am I suppose to do?

If I go back to the html and add in code like suggested elsewhere still nothing shows in the browser.

Am I missing something? I have trolled through the forums and the various intro documents but nothing seems to layout exactly what I do then. Is there a Webix interface that I then start trying to build a webpage ?

I am getting very discouraged with Webix as I though it was going to address some shortcomings I am have with WIX.

Thanks for any help


  <link rel="stylesheet" href="//" type="text/css"> 
  <script src="//" type="text/javascript"></script>  
   <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
     /* app code */

Why oh why does anything Webix not work? The code I inserted above was excluded from the posting???

Hello @wilkyway,

The code itself is correct; the issue here is how you’re working with that HTML file. Since you are simply opening it locally instead of hosting it on a local server, it is opened via the file:// protocol, which converts the relative paths to the CDN to incorrect paths during the request. If you still want to work with it through the file:// protocol, then you can change the paths to explicitly point to the correct URL (using the https:// protocol instead of file://), like so:

  <link rel="stylesheet" href="" type="text/css">
  <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

Still, we highly recommend developing through a local server (a simple HTTP server is enough). While the Webix library can be used offline, there are some browser-level limitations when using the file:// protocol. Due to the browser’s security model, AJAX requests outside of the current folder can be blocked (in Chrome and Firefox), which significantly limits functionality. Nonetheless, any code that doesn’t rely on AJAX operations should work correctly with the file:// protocol.

Why oh why does anything Webix not work? The code I inserted above was excluded from the posting???

This forum accepts both markup and markdown as valid input. You’ve tried inserting unescaped HTML code, which was processed as-is (the HTML became embedded as a part of the post). Generally speaking, if you want to include some code, it is best to escape it with ` (inline) or ```/~~~ (code block) symbols. You can reference the markdown syntax here - Extended Syntax | Markdown Guide.

I’ve also edited your post, so you can see what it looks like in its original form if you try to edit it now.