Interapplication communication (Thomas R. Bruce)
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1993 05:36:40 -0400
From: (Thomas R. Bruce)
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Subject: Interapplication communication

The talk about Ghostscript prompts me to raise a question... MS
Windows incorporates protocols for local communication between
applications (two of 'em, in fact).  They seem vaguely similar in
purpose to the protocols mentioned by the folks discussing

I would very much like to build some recognition of these into anchors, so that local apps
could be fired up/communicated with by some means beyond recognition
of file extensions (I have a particular purpose in mind which involves
feeding queries to a proprietary database client, but there are a few
billion more uses for such a thing).  Question is, what's the best way
to do the URL? I could invent something local to the Windows
environment, but it would seem that as there are analogues for other
platforms something general would be handy.  Or have I missed the
point, with this problem long since resolved under some other scheme?


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