[whatwg] Buttons that run EXE's

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Thu Oct 27 08:02:49 PDT 2005

mark albert wrote:
> I am having trouble making my buttons run the EXE's associated with them.
> The exe's are simple DOS commands too.  

If you're trying to execute a file on the user's computer, you can't. 
That would be a major security risk.  If you're trying to execute a 
program (who's file name ends in .exe) on the server after form 
submission, then you need to set the form's action attribute to point to 
it's URI, and configure your server properly.  In any case, this sounds 
more like a "how to..." question, and I fail to see how it's relevant to 
the WHATWG list.

Lachlan Hunt

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