[erlang-questions] Cowboy static file handler example

lloyd <>
Fri Apr 25 19:53:38 CEST 2014


Hello,

The Cowboy static file handler example contains two demos: plain text file and HTML5 video. The plain text file demo works fine on my system; HTML5 video demo returns a blank screen. 

In effort to understand why, I created a plain-vanilla HTML file with a single headline tag. This also returned a blank screen.

Evidently the server can't find the *.html file in the priv dir:

:~$ curl -i http://localhost:8080/test.html
HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
connection: keep-alive
server: Cowboy
date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:48:57 GMT
content-length: 0
content-type: text/html

-rw-rw-r-- 1 lloyd lloyd 383631 Apr 25 13:23 small.mp4
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lloyd lloyd 872453 Apr 25 13:24 small.ogv
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lloyd lloyd     84 Apr 25 13:48 test.html
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lloyd lloyd     52 Apr 25 12:52 test.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lloyd lloyd  19753 Apr 25 13:17 tree.jpg
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lloyd lloyd 106622 Apr 25 13:16 tree.png
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lloyd lloyd    315 Apr 25 13:24 video.html

If I list the priv dir, test.html shows up, as does test.txt. But the server finds test.txt, but not test.html.

Am I doing something wrong? Or is there a problem with the Cowboy example code?

Thanks,

LRP 



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