Question re:Ole Automation, JScript and web servers 
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 Question re:Ole Automation, JScript and web servers

What is the connection between automation objects in JScript and the web

I have an html doc that has JScript in it to open an Excel Document:
var ExcelSheet

ExcelSheet = getObject(http://myserv/file.xls,"Excel.Sheet");

I've noticed that this call will not work on my machine on Personal Web
Server and Netscape Web Server, however it will work on IIS..

What I do not get is..This script interacts with the clients version of
excel and is browser (IE) specific, how is it web server specific???

It seems to me that the web server only delivers the .xls file and wouldn't
do anything else....Am I missing something about how automation works on the



Tue, 17 Jul 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
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