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    running apps from local pages

    If I have a cd with html/javascript files on it, can I make a URL on one of these local pages run a local app? Such as installing an app like realplayer or quicktime, or even running these players with a clip located on the cd playing?

    If javascript cannot do this are there any other ways I can?

    Thanks.

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    If the local computer was the server with the cd init

    You could try

    http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.exec.php


    <?
    `d:cdscript`;
    ?>

    Type of thing.

    Steve

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    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.

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    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.

    Steve

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    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.

    Thanks

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    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).

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    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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