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Re: MSIE question related to WebDAV

From: Tim Ellison <Tim_Ellison@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 10:54:27 +0100
To: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
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Alan Kent <ajk@mds.rmit.edu.au>
> > For an IE-specific solution you can use the FOLDER
> > attribute of an href.
> >
> > The description is given here
> >

> Thanks for the link. From my reading of this, it seems I
> can get IE to open up a folder.


> Can I get it to immediately launch Word on a
> particular document?

Yes, see http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q178/2/22.asp

> Or do I have to open the folder then ask the
> user to double-click on the correct document in the folder?
> In case others are listening, I used the following HTML
>     <A STYLE="behavior:url('#default#AnchorClick')" ID="sID"
>    HREF="http://localhost:4444/foo/myslides.ppt"
>    FOLDER="http://localhost:4444/foo/"
>    TARGET="_top">
>        My Slides
>     </A>
> Clinking on 'My Slides' in IE5 brought up the directory
> (inside IE) with the file in it. Double clicking on the
> file in the web folder caused Power Point to load the
> document via WebDAV, then save the changes back when I
> was finished. Quite nice really, but not the user had
> to click on the particular file in the folder - I cannot
> get it to start power point directly on the myslides.ppt
> file from a web page.

The above link should do it.  Note that the webfolders interaction is
between the PowerPoint and the server (not IE).  I had misinterpreted your

> Note: I tried changing the FOLDER="..." to ../foo/myslides.ppt
> and IE just ignored the file name on the end (dropped it).
> I then tried .../foo/myslides.ppt/ (OK, I am a hacker at heart).

IE should just launch PowerPoint and pass it the .ppt URL.

> IE said "Not enough memory to complete your operation."


(ok that's enough of answering questions on Microsoft products :-)

Tim Ellison
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