running an application using perl

Vasquez, Mike mike.vasquez at
Fri Jan 26 12:34:06 CST 2001

Simple question but having troubles trying to find the answer.  I'm using
CGI and I want to run an appllication when the user click on an image.
When I do the following:

	$q->a({-href=>'c:\Program Files\path_to_executable'},
$q->img({src=>'/icons/webcast/buttons/blue_diamond.gif', -align=>'right'})),

it wants to download the file.  I want to be able to execute the file
directly from the webpage.

Would I have to use javascript?

Thanks for any help

Mike Vasquez
Sr. Webcast Manager - Broadcast Lab
Akamai Technologies
6815 Flanders Ave.
San Diego, CA  92121
858.909.3106 (w)
858.442.9287 (c)


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