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Re: Invoking Excel at client side through CGI/Perl

by BigGuy (Friar)
on May 07, 2002 at 20:40 UTC ( #164815=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Invoking Excel at client side through CGI/Perl

What you are trying to do Seems like a tall order for even perl to attempt. It also seems inherently insecure to allow a webserver to run programs
on a client machine. But you said the server is Win 2000 so as long as the clients are MS products also you might be able to
exploit an IE bug to do it :-)

But seriously I think it would be 10x simpler to let the server do the parsing of the excel file then you don't have to have perl modules on all clients.

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