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July 25, 2004, 7:53 am
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How to open a document link with it's application?
Say i have link for .ppt file and i want to open it with MS Power point.
By default it opens inside IE (the setting of IE does this).
Is it possible to do it or the setting of browser will overwrite the HTML code?
Re: How to open a document link (files ex .doc .ppt etc.) with it's application
> Sorry for asking a simple and easily find-able Q.
If the answer is easy to find, why do you ask here?
> How to open a document link with it's application?
That is the business of the visitor and his settings. You have no
control over that. Serve the document with it's correct MIME type in
order for the visitor's browser to make the best decision it can make.
For a powerpoint file that would be application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
It may be that your server already serves the file with the right MIME
type for your file. Give us a URL so we can check that for you. Then we
can also tell you what to do if it is the incorrect MIME type.
> Say i have link for .ppt file and i want to open it with MS Power point.
> By default it opens inside IE (the setting of IE does this).
Not in my browser. Not is a lot of other people's browsers either.
> Is it possible to do it or the setting of browser will overwrite the HTML
To sum it up, you cannot do that; and what you can do to make browsers
decide what to do with the file is not a HTML issue, but a server