help with launching a stand-alone exe from JSP JavaServer Page? or from javascript?

Posted on 2005-04-19
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Last Modified: 2011-10-03

I have a link on a web page that when clicked, a window pops up allowing the user to fill in a couple of fields. After the user submits the form, it launches a JSP page that incorporates javamail to send me the information s/he entered in the form, then the popup is closed.

My situation... I have a stand-alone .exe program (macromedia movie) that I also want to fire off after the Submit button is clicked. I am unsure how to write the code to make this happen and where to put it. i.e., Should the code be within my JSP page? Or within my javascript from my web page? Any help would be appreciated. A portion of my code is below.. Thanks!

HTML PAGE CODE ******************
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
function sendUserInfo() {
      if (document.Username.requestor.value != "") {
      } else {
alert('INFO NOT ENTERED.\nYou must enter your full name before proceeding.        ')

LAUNCH JSP PAGE *****************************
<form method="POST" name="Userinfo" action="http://webserv/web/CBT/mailer.jsp" onSubmit="sendUserInfo();

Question by:ramoore
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Accepted Solution

COBOLdinosaur earned 375 total points
ID: 13816181
When the user submits the form, the browser is waitning for a response page, so just sent the movie back as the response to the form..


Author Comment

ID: 13828315
Ah, now I see what you are talking about (similar to what is done in CGI). I'm going to work with my code to make it happen. The points are your's. Thanks for responding.  -R.

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