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Running .EXE Files

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How would I go about running an .exe file from my homepage?
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I used that line of code, but it leads only to a download of the .exe file, not an online running of it.  How do I run it online?
Michel PlungjanIT Expert
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This one?
<A HREF="runthis.exe">Click here to download my program,
    answer yes when you are asked if you wish to open it</A>

This will, depending on browser, ask if you wish to open or save to disk.
MSIE 4 and NS4 do ask this - Others will have to download and then run it themselves.

or This one - (please be a little more specific):
<A HREF="/cgi-bin/program.exe?parameters">Click here to see the latest results from the world championship, courtesy
    of CNN</A>

This last one will only run on a webSERVER and then only if the administrator allows it/sets it up to run.

Hope this clarifies it...

Michel

PS: If you REALLY want to run a local program, Netscape4 will after many dire warnings (unless you get the script signed) allow a program to run like this:

<script>
netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalExecAccess");
java.lang.Runtime.getRuntime().exec("c:\\WINNT\\system32\\calc.exe");
</script>
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