View Full Version : Links from UNIX to IIS

11-21-2011, 03:15 PM
I've set the link up as file:///M|/folder/folder/file.xlsx Link doesn't work.

I've also tried




None of these work.

What am I doing wrong?

I'm using IE8 and dreamweaver CS5 on a Windows 7 system.:confused:

11-21-2011, 03:51 PM
Links from what to what, from where to where? Is there a web document where you placed that link? The document is where: locally? On a server?

Anyway, use relative addresses, not absolute

11-21-2011, 04:07 PM
web pages are on a webserver is on UNIX server and the excel doc is on Microsoft IIS server.


When I past the link in the browser it works, but doesn't work from the webpage.

11-21-2011, 04:20 PM
file:///M| is an internal address, on your computer. A server can not see your computer's architecture. To exchange information between servers, you need to specify the used protocol (usually HTTP), and the valid IP (http://compnetworking.about.com/od/tcpiptutorials/a/ipaddrnotation.htm) or URI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier) of the servers.




11-21-2011, 04:34 PM
The webpage is internal as well as the excel file.

I still can't get the link to work

11-21-2011, 04:49 PM
The webpage is internal as well as the excel file.

I still can't get the link to work
I don't understand. If it is internal, how can you launch the webpage from a server? You have only two possibilities:

1. Your computer is an usual one: a client. To see an internal file from another internal file you can use an internal address

2. Your have install a server (like, say APACHE, or IIS) on your computer. In this case you can not see the files outside the so called localhost.

Moreover, as far as I Know you can not launch two different servers (say, an Apache and an IIS) the same time, using the same port, unless you use a virtual machine.