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    Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    OK, I did use the search before anyone says anything! There were 91 pages of stuff so I thought I'd post instead.

    I am looking into creating a web-based style intranet. What i'm after is being able to open network shares in windows explorer from the web browser.

    How would i go about doing this? simply putting

    doesnt help.

    I've tried a few things to no avail so can anyone suggest something? The website / VLE managers out there might know what i need (looking at you Webman).

    Also links for opening apps from the browser.

    Any help greatly appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Joe

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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    I think your on the right lines but is not just

    Code:
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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    Try something like:

    click here

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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    After a quick test I can't that to work. Doesn't seem to like it

    I'll have another go later. I could do it easily enough with FTP links but i dont really want to be doing it that way.

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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    Depends on the browser you are using.

    We used to do that a lot and it did seem to work fine in ie6.

    Otherwise you could look at LaunchInIE.

    http://www.whirlywiryweb.com/q%2Flaunchinie.asp

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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    I've tried it in iexplore and it doesnt seem to work there either. Maybe i'm getting the syntax wrong.

    Code:
    Show Me
    That would open a file in the root of C that's called showme.txt. Or am I getting the link path wrong?

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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    That would be file:///c:/showme.txt

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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    Didn't IE get changed so it has restrictions to unc/drive paths in web pages?

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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    That doesnt work either. I dont think the problem is something to do with ie7 security settings because i'm getting the same issues in firefox

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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    Code:
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    Literally works for me from the webserver, but accessing the client C: works ONLY when served/stored locally (eg not from a webserver, more a file open in IE)
    Please remember IE security varies depending on where the html is served from. Make sure your webserver gets the status of "Intranet" when browsing it.

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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    Ohhhhh!!!!

    That worked.

    /me wonders what's changed :| methinks tis the direction of the \'s

    Ta

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    Re: Network links in HTML for an intranet style doo-daa...

    Damn I'm good



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