Removing the # from AngularJS Routing

Issue

I checked Single Page Apps with AngularJS Routing and Templating tutorial
and found Pretty URLs in AngularJS: Removing the # tutorial for remove # tag from URL. I did all the things but I can’t get the app working. It would be great help someone can help on this. These are my codes,

// script.js

// create the module and name it scotchApp
// also include ngRoute for all our routing needs
var scotchApp = angular.module('scotchApp', ['ngRoute']);

// configure our routes
scotchApp.config(function($routeProvider, $locationProvider) {
    $routeProvider

            // route for the home page
            .when('/', {
        templateUrl: 'pages/home.html',
        controller: 'mainController'
    })

            // route for the about page
            .when('/about', {
        templateUrl: 'pages/about.html',
        controller: 'aboutController'
    })

            // route for the contact page
            .when('/contact', {
        templateUrl: 'pages/contact.html',
        controller: 'contactController'
    });
    // use the HTML5 History API
    $locationProvider.html5Mode(true);
});

// create the controller and inject Angular's $scope
scotchApp.controller('mainController', function($scope) {
    // create a message to display in our view
    $scope.message = 'Everyone come and see how good I look!';
});

scotchApp.controller('aboutController', function($scope) {
    $scope.message = 'Look! I am an about page.';
});

scotchApp.controller('contactController', function($scope) {
    $scope.message = 'Contact us! JK. This is just a demo.';
});
<!-- index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>

<!-- define angular app -->
<html ng-app="scotchApp">
    <head>
        <base href="/">
        <!-- SCROLLS -->
        <!-- load bootstrap and fontawesome via CDN -->
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.0.0/css/bootstrap.min.css" />
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.0.0/css/font-awesome.css" />

        <!-- SPELLS -->
        <!-- load angular via CDN -->
        <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2.25/angular.min.js"></script>
        <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2.25/angular-route.js"></script>
        <script src="script.js"></script>
    </head>

    <!-- define angular controller -->
    <body ng-controller="mainController">

        <!-- HEADER AND NAVBAR -->
        <header>
            <nav class="navbar navbar-default">
                <div class="container">
                    <div class="navbar-header">
                        <a class="navbar-brand" href="/">Angular Routing Example</a>
                    </div>

                    <ul class="nav navbar-nav navbar-right">
                        <li><a href="#"><i class="fa fa-home"></i> Home</a></li>
                        <li><a href="#about"><i class="fa fa-shield"></i> About</a></li>
                        <li><a href="#contact"><i class="fa fa-comment"></i> Contact</a></li>
                    </ul>
                </div>
            </nav>
        </header>

        <!-- MAIN CONTENT AND INJECTED VIEWS -->
        <div id="main">

            <!-- angular templating -->
            <!-- this is where content will be injected -->
            <div ng-view></div>

        </div>
    </body>
</html>

After the first tutorial my URL become
file:///C:/Users/MAX/Desktop/angular/AngularJS%20Routing/index.html#/
but after Second one URL becomes
file:///C:/Users/MAX/Desktop/angular/AngularJS%20Routing/index.html#%2F
and links stop woking

Solution

Finally with the help of above answers I figured to find an answer. (I used wamp server as local web server)

My sile structure

angulRoute
– script.js
– index.html
– pages
—– home.html
—– about.html
—– contact.html

// script.js

// create the module and name it scotchApp
// also include ngRoute for all our routing needs
var scotchApp = angular.module('scotchApp', ['ngRoute']);

// configure our routes
scotchApp.config(function($routeProvider, $locationProvider) {
    $routeProvider

            // route for the home page
            .when('/angulRoute/', {
        templateUrl: 'pages/home.html',
        controller: 'mainController'
    })

            // route for the about page
            .when('/angulRoute/about', {
        templateUrl: 'pages/about.html',
        controller: 'aboutController'
    })

            // route for the contact page
            .when('/angulRoute/contact', {
        templateUrl: 'pages/contact.html',
        controller: 'contactController'
    });

    // use the HTML5 History API
    $locationProvider.html5Mode(true);
});

// create the controller and inject Angular's $scope
scotchApp.controller('mainController', function($scope) {
    // create a message to display in our view
    $scope.message = 'Everyone come and see how good I look!';
});

scotchApp.controller('aboutController', function($scope) {
    $scope.message = 'Look! I am an about page.';
});

scotchApp.controller('contactController', function($scope) {
    $scope.message = 'Contact us! JK. This is just a demo.';
});
<!-- index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html ng-app="scotchApp">
    <head>
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <!-- SCROLLS -->
        <!-- load bootstrap and fontawesome via CDN -->
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.0.0/css/bootstrap.min.css" />
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.0.0/css/font-awesome.css" />

        <!-- SPELLS -->
        <!-- load angular and angular route via CDN -->
        <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2.25/angular.min.js"></script>
        <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2.25/angular-route.js"></script>
        <script src="script.js"></script>
    </head>
    <body ng-controller="mainController">

        <!-- HEADER AND NAVBAR -->
        <header>
            <nav class="navbar navbar-default">
                <div class="container">
                    <div class="navbar-header">
                        <a class="navbar-brand" href="/">Angular Routing Example</a>
                    </div>

                    <ul class="nav navbar-nav navbar-right">
                        <li><a ng-href="/angulRoute/"><i class="fa fa-home"></i> Home</a></li>
                        <li><a ng-href="/angulRoute/about"><i class="fa fa-shield"></i> About</a></li>
                        <li><a ng-href="/angulRoute/contact"><i class="fa fa-comment"></i> Contact</a></li>
                    </ul>
                </div>
            </nav>
        </header>

        <!-- MAIN CONTENT AND INJECTED VIEWS -->
        <div id="main">

            <!-- angular templating -->
            <!-- this is where content will be injected -->
            <div ng-view></div>

        </div>

    </body>
</html>

Answered By – vimuth

Answer Checked By – Gilberto Lyons (AngularFixing Admin)

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