View Full Version : running apps from local pages
12-12-2002, 03:46 AM
12-12-2002, 03:54 AM
If the local computer was the server with the cd init
You could try
Type of thing.
12-12-2002, 03:59 AM
Wouldn't this require an apache installation running PHP? Since php is all server side. This is a cd for distribution to normal users to view information. Kind of a demo cd or something.
12-12-2002, 04:03 AM
Yes, this would require apachee and php on the user. I understand what yo uare looking for now.
And I think the answer is no. Your browser can't talk to the CD-ROM.
12-12-2002, 04:05 AM
yeah I'm thinking its probably not possible. Holding one more vain hope - that the realplayer plugin contains some code for launching the app rather than embedding it.
12-12-2002, 06:20 PM
If you're targeting windows machines then the answer is yes, go to the MS web site and look up HTML Applications (basically *.HTA pages) which will give you the capability you desire (only from a local web page though, this doesn't work for a page on the internet or an intranet).
HTA is really your answer. Basically your HTA page will make VBScript calls to execute the programs. HTA will only run under IE and needs to be local (ie not a remote web page).
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