launch app from browser

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Thu Jul 12 12:54:47 EDT 2007


If the publisher already has existing products like this, then they've 
probably already worked out the cross-browser and cross-platforms issues, 
which can be quite sticky. (You'll need to look at the navigator object 
model properties)

What you're no doubt looking for is the <iframe> tag, which allows for 
external content from an html page. Here's a whole (minimal) web page that 
launches a rev stack on a Windows system (as long as the associated 
application has been installed and registered to handle .rev file 

<iframe src="file:///c:/mystack.rev">
your browser doesn't handle iframes, eh?

Note that actual executable applications can't be launched this way, for the 
obvious security reasons.

 Mark Wieder
 mwieder at

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