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Pass parameter to MS Word macro from mozilla.

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We are using the current version of mozilla on top of windows xp in an intranet application.

Since mozilla doesn't support the use of activex objects, we can't pass parameters with this method.

Is there any way that we could we pass a parameter, such as a year, to an ms word macro and then launch that macro?


Thanks in Advance.
john
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That sounds like a horrible security risk, first off.  However, since Mozilla is not integrated with the OS, then you might be able to trick it into working.  If you do, please let the Mozilla people know as it's no doubt, not intended. =)
I'm looking into it now but I'm sure that the security problem will be the 'no'.

-irieiam

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irieiam,
Thanks for the response.

I understand completely what you're saying and how security is such a huge issue.
I'm simply trying to find a workaround for our problem.

Our company is fed up with all of the firewall attacks, viruses, and vulnerabilities of IE, that they are seriously pursuing mozilla as a browser alternative.

Is there any way that we can pass ANY information from the mozilla browser to an outside program?

What if we had a vb program sitting on our server and that would determine which word macro to launch?
If we could just pass some info to that program from mozilla, that would be great.

Do you think this could be done?

Thanks in advance.
John
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I'm reading up on Mozilla's java capabilities as that might work out for you.  You can probably access the java console or environment rather than 'Mozilla' itself and extract/insert data as needed.  Below are a few links that I'm checking out now.

http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/mozilla.htm
http://www.mozilla.org/js/scripting/
http://books.mozdev.org/html/index.html

Now that I've found all this stuff, I'm interested in it myself ;)
Let me know if the above links help you any.

-irieiam
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