Re: launching executables through HTML files

Marc Andreessen (
Mon, 21 Jun 93 02:41:52 -0500

George Phillips writes:
> Well, arguably this is just as messy. But, believe it or not, I don't
> care as long as it will do the job. I'm probably missing something
> about the MIME structure of things, but don't you still need some
> sort of URL to get the ball rolling (and keep it rolling)? Can you
> actually say something like:
> Other <A HREF=
> Content-type: exec/x-local
> /usr/local/rn.html /newsgrouplist
> >newsgroups</A>

You'd want, let's see...

Other <A HREF="foobar.mime">newsgroups</A>

Where foobar.mime contained...

Content-type: exec/x-local

/usr/local/rn.html /newsgrouplist

...or something like that. I guess. (Somebody yell at me if I'm