Passing variables (or switches?) using HREF ?

Posted on 2003-11-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Hi, I'd like to do the following:

Problem is, this works fine:

<a href="file://c:\pingit.bat">Ping It</a>

This however, doesn't:

<a href="file://c:\pingit.bat">Ping It</a>

So when you click on the link, it would call pingit.bat and pass it the IP address listed.

But as soon as you add a variable/switch to it, it fails to call the batch file at all.

Any ideas ?

Question by:JamesMonaghan
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Expert Comment

ID: 9763823
something to try:

<a href="file://c:\pingit.bat?">Ping It</a>

Author Comment

ID: 9765770
Alas no...

Anyone else ?

Accepted Solution

monvelasquez earned 250 total points
ID: 9768201
try it this way..

<script language="vbscript">

function pingIt(ByVal IPAddress)
Set WSH = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WSH.Run "C:\Pingit.bat " & IPAddress

Set WSH = Nothing

end function

<a href="javascript:pingIt('')">Ping It</a>


Author Comment

ID: 9769992
Excellent, that worked perfectly, thanks very much!

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