I've installed apache 2.2 on Home windows XP. I amended the conf to incorporate an alias for /manual, and added a Directory section to own path read permissions. I'm able to access the page via //localhost/manual however it just shows unformatted text listing another index.html files for various languages. //localhost/manual/index.xml does not find organizations like &httpd.major

How do you browse the provided manual?

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