May 5th, 2008
A question on the Oracle discussion forum last week prompted me to dig out a MetaLink article that I’ve never noted here. The question was “How to call a local executable from the browser”: the answer is to use browser script to instantiate a Windows Scripting Host ‘Shell’ ActiveX object, like so:
var objWSH = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
More detail on using the ActiveXObject is available in the post on Client-side DLLS.