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Insert desktop shortcut into a HTML page

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Hi ~ how would I go about entering a desktop shortcut into a HTML page
as a link?
For example if I had a shortcut to a program on my desktop that I
wanted to include on a Intranet page how would this be coded in html?
I've tried creating the shortcut Target path as a hyperlink but this
doesnt work.
Feb 2 '08 #1
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On 2/1/2008 6:20 PM, he********@gmail.com wrote:
Hi ~ how would I go about entering a desktop shortcut into a HTML page
as a link?
For example if I had a shortcut to a program on my desktop that I
wanted to include on a Intranet page how would this be coded in html?
I've tried creating the shortcut Target path as a hyperlink but this
doesnt work.
For reasons of security, I think you should place the file (in your
case, the program) on a network file server within your LAN and not have
other users accessing your own desktop.

In a Mozilla-type browser, go to your menu bar and select [File Open
File]. In IE, it's [File Open]. Navigate to the directory on the
file server where the file is found. Copy the file's URI from the list
of files in your browser window. Use that to create the link.

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Feb 2 '08 #2

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Sat, 2 Feb 2008 02:18:32 -0800 (PST), /he********@gmail.com/:
So what your saying is I have to have the link pointing to the
shortcut's Target. For example on my PC Mozilla's shorcut Target is "G:
\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
I've created this as a Hyperlink but it doesnt work.
Please define what you expect to happen - to have Firefox (or
another application) started? Even if the executable is downloaded
and started automatically it would miss many dependencies (like
dynamically loaded libraries, etc.). If I get your intentions
right, you simply cannot start an application from following a link,
or specific solutions to achieve it will be far from applicable in
the context of the Web, so I'm not sure how appropriate this group
is to discuss that matter.

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Stanimir
Feb 2 '08 #3

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