running an application using perl

Eugene Tsyrklevich eugene at
Fri Jan 26 13:05:37 CST 2001

On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 10:34:06AM -0800, Vasquez, Mike wrote:
> ~sdpm~
> 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?

do you want to execute the file on a server or on a host?

if you want to execute it on a server just point your link to another cgi
scripts that runs your executable.

if you want to execute it on a host you either let the user download it
and than run it or you have to use something like activex, cgi just won't
cut it


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