JS able to execute/run a program?

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by spamblock99@gmail.com, Jun 26, 2007.

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    Quick question that I have not been able to find much info on so I
    already have my doubts..

    Is Javascript able to execute a program that is already installed on
    the computer (either server or local computer)?

    For instance, the HTML FORM control is able to run a program on the
    webserver via the FORM ACTION=program_name method.

    The problem is that if the webpage and program are installed and run
    locally, a webserver is needed to handle the HTTP request to pass the
    parameters through to the program. Without the webserver, the program
    is blind to the passed parameters.. =\
     
    , Jun 26, 2007
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    > Is Javascript able to execute a program that is already installed on
    > the computer (either server or local computer)?


    Depends on the host, with Windows Script Host you can do that easily:
    <http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d5fk67ky.aspx>
    <http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ateytk4a.aspx>


    --

    Martin Honnen
    http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/
     
    Martin Honnen, Jun 26, 2007
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