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I hope someone can shed some light on this for me...

I'm trying to create a program that will let the end user (members of our service) view our manuals and bulletins in PDF form. Some people copy it to the hard drive and some run it from the DVD drive so I have to use a variable to point to where the files are. I am using a PHP include to set the variable and everything works fine if the PDF files are in the "web" folder. My problem is the files are not always going to be there, if the person wants to access the files from the DVD drive I need to set the path to that drive letter and it does not seem to work. This is what i tried maybe someone can tell me what im doing wrong. Here it is without the variable, the files are in the folder on the local drive C for this example...

<tr>
<td width="100%" align="left" class="row1" style="cursor:hand; padding: 5px;
" onclick="window.location.href='c:/DVD/GM BULLETINS/86-12.pdf'
" onMouseOver="this.style.backgroundColor='00ccff'
" onMouseOut="this.style.backgroundColor=''"><strong>86-23 FRONT SEAL POP OUT</strong></td>
</tr>


What should I use for the href?
Thanks
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Adding file:// (as you would http://) might work for the href. Example:

window.location.href='file://C:/DVD/GM BULLETINS/86-12.pdf'

Hope this helps Wink

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Tried that but it still will not go outside the DocumentRoot... Any other suggestions?

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It may be a limitation (security?) of PhpDock, I don't know. Entering a URL in that format in your web browser should work fine though.

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Yes if i enter it directly in a browser it works fine and I agree it seems to be a security issue with PHPDock. Is there any way around it? Thanks for the help!

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tried this and it worked fine for me
Code:

<table>
<tr>
<td width="100%" align="left"
style="cursor:hand; padding: 5px;"
onclick="window.location.href='C:/1.pdf'"
onMouseOver="this.style.backgroundColor='00ccff'"
onMouseOut="this.style.backgroundColor=''">
<strong>86-23 FRONT SEAL POP OUT</strong></td>
</tr>
</table>

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