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does JS communicate with other non-browser programs?

Hi, I'm a db app. developer and I am re-writing some helps in
javascript & HTML. The Javascript is for form flow and design and HTML
just to display the helps. I use a seperate app. development platform
and need to communicate between it and Javascript. Does javascript
write to memory variables that are accessible to other programs? I
know the "other programs" part is up to me but does JS write to
something that is used to communicate to non-browser programs?

thanks,
Jul 20 '05 #1
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JRS: In article <8f*************************@posting.google.com> , seen
in news:comp.lang.javascript, bscofield <bs*******@scofield.cc> posted
at Sun, 8 Feb 2004 09:10:53 :-
Hi, I'm a db app. developer and I am re-writing some helps in
javascript & HTML. The Javascript is for form flow and design and HTML
just to display the helps. I use a seperate app. development platform
and need to communicate between it and Javascript. Does javascript
write to memory variables that are accessible to other programs? I
know the "other programs" part is up to me but does JS write to
something that is used to communicate to non-browser programs?


Javascript, on a Web page, can communicate with VBscript, on that page,
which you didn't ask.

Javascript, in Windows Scripting Host at the command line or in a batch
file, can accept parameters and write to standard output, so it can be
used in conjunction with other processes, which more or less answers
your second question.

<URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/batfiles.htm#Other> may be of some
help.

However, I've not found a congenial description of the javascript
functions available with the WSH DOM; with that, ISTM much more could be
done.

If indeed WSH is compatible with your other programs, you might do
better to ask in a WSH group such as news:microsoft.public.scripting.wsh
or in news:microsoft.public.scripting.jscript

--
John Stockton, Surrey, UK. ?@merlyn.demon.co.uk DOS 3.3, 6.20; Win98.
Web <URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/> - FAQqish topics, acronyms & links.
PAS EXE TXT ZIP via <URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/programs/00index.htm>
My DOS <URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/batfiles.htm> - also batprogs.htm.
Jul 20 '05 #2

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