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Launching an application from a broswer?

 
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I currently find myself in a position in which I'd like to be able to launch a Windows application from a web browser (presumably IE). Is there any way to do so? I'm most fluent in JavaScript (meaning I can write a little without pulling my hair out), but if this can be done through some other technology, I'm open to suggestions.
Any ideas? As an example, is it possible to launch Notepad from a browser window, possibly by clicking on a link?
Thanks,
Corey
 
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well it can be as simple as this: <a href="file:///C:\WINDOWS\Notepad.exe">Notepad</a>

or as complicated as this link: http://www.midrangeserver.com/mpo/mpo052302-story01.html
See if that helps..
 
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Thanks, Eric - I haven't had a chance to look through all of it just yet, but that looks like it's exactly what I was after. Thanks so much.
Corey
 
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