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    Hello, I am new to web design. I have a question. Does anyone know the HTML code to make a file open specifically with an application? I have a webpage with a link to a file that I want open with powerDVD. Any suggestions?

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    With a link to any type of file, the only thing you can do is
    evoke the dialog box on the visitor's PC. That box will ask
    them to "open" the file or "save" the file on their PC.

    If they choose to open it, the file will open with whatever
    software they have defined on their PC for the extension
    of that file.

    You have no control over anything other than offering
    a link to a file with an extension of ".vob" (or .vro ...
    whatever it is).

    If I click on your link, my computer will not do anything
    since I don't have the software to open it. Again, you
    will have no way of knowing that.


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    using HTML, how do I "evoke the dialog box on the visitor's PC."

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    I believe he means simply making a link to the file. Your computer's settings will determine if / how the file is executed.
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    yea ... make a link to the file and see what happens.



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