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Opening a bitmap file into MSPaint from a hyperlink

From: Terry Wilkinson <terry.wilkinson001@msd.govt.nz>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 15:44:26 +1200
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-id: <3EFA6C1A.8E8FB029@msd.govt.nz>
Please read my original request below. I would have thought that with
all the extremely clever people out there that someone would have taken
up this little challenge. To clarify, I wish to access the bitmap files
from a hyperlink to a CD e.g. all files are stored on a CD as is the
html page with the hyperlink, rather than accessing it from the
internet.

Original Request:

I wish to create a javascript or other coding (e.g. C+ etc) , that will
allow me to OPEN a .bmp file from a hyperlink in a html page in a
browser (IE and Netscape only required), direct into: Microsoft Paint
(paint.exe for Win 2000/XP) or Microsoft Paintbrush (pbrush.exe for 9x
-ME) depending on the users operating system I need the single mouse
click on the hyperlink to determine which operating system is current
(Windows versions only), which will then identify the appropriate .exe
file (paint.exe or pbrush.exe), which will then open the .bmp file
direct into the application for editing (e.g. colouring in).

At present, such a hyperlink only opens the browser image editor by
default. I wish to bypass this totally. I also wish to bypass any
default associations that Windows may have set for .bmp files i.e. some
other image editing programs.

Can anyone help me by sharing their wisdom and knowledge with me please.

Terry


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