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Re: basic-link to other external file types?

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  • yonallen
    Bryan, thanks for the quick reply. So it sounds like basic-link external-destination only understands http. Can you suggest another way in xsl-fo to link to
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      Bryan, thanks for the quick reply.
      So it sounds like basic-link external-destination only understands
      http.
      Can you suggest another way in xsl-fo to link to other files?
      Thanks.
      Jon

      --- In XSL-FO@yahoogroups.com, "bryan" <bry@i...> wrote:
      > Nothing you can do about, the browser gets opened because what
      you're
      > opening is the protocol, and that gets handled by the browser.
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: yonallen [mailto:apexallens@y...]
      > Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 1:02 PM
      > To: XSL-FO@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [XSL-FO] basic-link to other external file types?
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      > I must be overlooking something because this seems like such a
      > fundamental question, but I have looked in the specification, in
      > Pawson's book, all over the web, to no avail.
      > Can I, and if so, how do I, link to non-http file types?
      > I'm using basic-link external-destination, pointing to an external
      > file. It's an .xpt file (SAS transport format), but it could be
      > an .xls, a .doc, or anything w/ a program associated with it.
      > The problem is no matter how I configure the link, using file: or
      > whatever, the link always opens a browser which doesn't know what
      to
      > do with it, instead of opening the default app for that file type.
      > Thanks for any help you can offer.
      > Jon
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