[sclug] Local execution form web app

Darren Davison darren at davisononline.org
Mon Jun 7 09:33:30 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 09:58:48AM +0100, Neil Haughton wrote:
> A typical use case is to configure the web app to download a text file (say
> some auto-generated report) from the web server and open it in a local text
> editor - but there are no limits on what the local application could  be.

erm, isn't this exactly what most browsers do out of the box? i.e. enable
you to configure apps to launch to handle certain downloads?  Personally I
have OpenOffice launch to handle a .doc file I d/l, or gvim to handle a .txt
file etc. etc.

Darren Davison
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