Re: open URL programmatically?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg85608] Re: open URL programmatically?*From*: David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 18:52:01 -0500 (EST)*References*: <fopa2k$ahc$1@smc.vnet.net> <200802130913.EAA21519@smc.vnet.net>

It's just something that I know and which I use in the function OpenFileOrDirectory in http://scientificarts.com/worklife (the full function OpenFileOrDirectory requires some finesse to make it work for files and directories in a way that is independent of the operating system, however for URLs it is generally fine to use what I pointed out to this newsgroup.) Presumably I learned about this syntax at some point by reverse engineering something... ?OpenFileOrDirectory OpenFileOrDirectory["fileOrDirectoryName"] opens the file or \ directory given by the string fileOrDirectoryName. If \ fileOrDirectoryName is not a notebook or other Mathematica object, it \ will open in the appropriate application for its file type. If \ fileOrDirectoryName is an application then that application will be \ launched. If fileOrDirectoryName is a web URL then that URL will be \ opened in your default browser. (Note that the function \ OpenURLInBrowser is the more direct way to do this in the case of a \ URL rather than a file on your local file system.) >> --David A WorkLife FrameWork E x t e n d i n g MATHEMATICA's Reach... http://scientificarts.com/worklife/ On Feb 14, 1:12=A0am, Murray Eisenberg <mur... at math.umass.edu> wrote: > How did you discover that, since the Documentation Center does not seem > to say anything about it (unless I missed it)? > > > > David Reiss wrote: > > FrontEndExecute[{FrontEnd`NotebookLocate[{URL[theURL], None}]}] > > > or > > > NotebookLocate[{URL[theURL], None}] > > > I hope that this helps... > > --David > > A WorkLife FrameWork > > E x t e n d i n g MATHEMATICA's Reach... > >http://scientificarts.com/worklife/ > > > On Feb 11, 6:03=A0am, Mark Fisher <particlefil... at gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hi all, > > >> I know how to create a hyperlink and click on it to go to an URL in my > >> browser. But I don't know how to write a program that does that > >> without making the user click. In other words, I'd like a function > >> such as > > >> openURL[url] > > >> that goes to the URL in the browser. Any ideas? > > >> --Mark > > -- > Murray Eisenberg =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 mur... at math.umass= .edu > Mathematics & Statistics Dept. > Lederle Graduate Research Tower =A0 =A0 =A0phone 413 549-1020 (H) > University of Massachusetts =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0413 545-2859 (W= ) > 710 North Pleasant Street =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0fax =A0 413 545-1801 > Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Re: open URL programmatically?***From:*David Reiss <dbreiss@gmail.com>