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How do I create a link in HTML that will open a file using EXCEL?

 
 
jacky.newsgroup@gmail.com
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      08-03-2007
Hi,

How do I create a link in HTML that will open a file using EXCEL?

<a href="../../../Program%20Files/Microsoft%20Office/OFFICE11/
exCEL.EXE" "\\network\a.txt">
this</a>


I tried this but didn't work. It only launch EXCEL

 
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Ed Mullen
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      08-03-2007
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> Hi,
>
> How do I create a link in HTML that will open a file using EXCEL?
>
> <a href="../../../Program%20Files/Microsoft%20Office/OFFICE11/
> exCEL.EXE" "\\network\a.txt">
> this</a>
>
>
> I tried this but didn't work. It only launch EXCEL
>


Why not just make the link be to the .xls file and tell your browser to
use Excel to handle that filetype?

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