From: Eric Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Aug 14 2002 - 02:48:38 EDT
That was exactly the ticket!!
Thanks for the help Frank!
At 09:00 AM 8/9/2002 +0100, F J Franklin wrote:
>On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, Eric Thomas wrote:
> > I'm having a bit of a problem with opening an abiword document from a web
> > link. I've written a script to automatically create abiword documents
> > a template file with data supplied from a database. The script then
> > an HTML page with a link to the document. On clicking the link, however,
> > the browser just displays the source as an XML file.
>I think there are two steps to this:
>1. configure your web-server to serve .abw files with MIME info:
> application/x-abiword (I think)
>2. instruct users to associate MIME-type "application/x-abiword" with
> AbiWord in MSIE's "Preferences"->"Receiving Files"->"File Helpers"
>(I haven't tried this myself, though.)
>Otherwise, I'm not sure. There may be a way to use J[ava]Script to prompt
>IE to open a link in a given application.
>Francis James Franklin
>"No, she really likes me. She told me I look like Britney Spears, and why
>would you say that to somebody you don't like?"
> --- Elle Woods
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