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Allegro CL version 9.0
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8.2 version

invoke-html-browser-using-dde

Arguments: url-or-path &key (browser :explorer)

This function is essentially the old implementation of invoke-html-browser. It uses a DDE interface to invoke the browser, while the new implementation of invoke-html-browser does not use DDE. Use of this function is not recommended unless you have problems with invoke-html-browser, in which case, this function can serve as a temporary workaround until the problems with invoke-html-browser are patched. (Please contact Franz Technical Support at support@franz.com to report problems with invoke-html-browser.)

This function invokes a running Internet Explorer or Netscape 4.x browser, if any, using the browser's traditional DDE interface. If the browser is found, then the requested page (specified by the url-or-path argument) is shown and true is returned; otherwise nil is returned (in which case you might want to try the other browser or revert to calling invoke-html-browser).

url-or-path may be either a complete URL (including the "http://") or the pathname or path namestring of an HTML file.

browser may be either :explorer (for Microsoft Internet Explorer) or :netscape (for Netscape 4.x). The default is :explorer.

GTK Note

On GTK, this function will simply place the URL or file name onto the system clipboard so that you can paste it into a web browser. To invoke Firefox instead, use invoke-private-html-browser.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 9.0. This page was not revised from the 8.2 page.
Created 2012.5.30.

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