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    Code/Opening programs

    Hey, does anyone know how to open up program on a PC through a .html page?
    I created my home page with links and such and have stored it on my PC.

    To make this page 10x better, I would like to be able to open up Notpad and other programs strait from this html page.

    Is there any code that can do this?

    I know you can print and I think I have seen pages that allow you to do this. I think it had a .dll tied into it somewhere. Im not sure. Anyway...if anyone know how this is done, please share!

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    Sports Publisher mjames's Avatar
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    I'm not quite sure if I'm following you, but couldn't you just view the source of the page(s)?

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    SitePoint Wizard geiger's Avatar
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    he wants to open a program from a link. like you click on a link and dreamweaver opens. you click on another and AOL opens. moreover, he wants something like you click on a link and Microsoft Word loads with a file already opened.

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    Hi,

    As far as I know it isn't really possible.

    It really depends on what program you want to load. Some programs have plugins that open the program in Internet Explorer such as Word 2000 but this needs the user to have the program and plugin installed. Some programes such as AIM and Napster do open whith certain syntax in links but this is not very common, and again it needs the user to have the program installed. For example to open Napster with a search you can link it to open by:

    Code:
    <a href="nap:search?artist=Artist+Name&title=Title+Name">Napster Search</a<
    Last edited by Fletch; Jul 6, 2001 at 09:36.


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