> Unfortunately, > <form METHOD= "post" ACTION="file://C|\Ada_Work\html_small_read.exe" > > did not work. .... I did not try a FORM, but here's what I did: 1. I refuse to touch a Microsoft program if there's a reasonable alternative, so I used Netscape 4.5, not Internet Explorer. 2. I tried to run a program "sp.exe" that already existed on a floppy but Netscape just asked me where I wanted to save it. 3. I tried to find the helper pref for .exe (to change "save" to "run") and there was none. I tried to create one and it insisted that .exe was already defined for another helper. (!) 4. Several other things that didn't work. 5. Noticing that the prefs for "MS-DOS application" were set to actually run the app, I made a copy of the program and renamed it "sp.com" Voila! selecting it with the "Open Page" widget popped up a DOS window running the program. 6. I did the same with a .txt file (to get it in the browser window so that I could check the URL). 7. Using the text URL as a guide, I killed Netscape, opened an HTML file ON A UNIX BOX, and added <A HREF="file:///A|/sp.com">xxx</A> Note the THREE slashes after the colon. 8. Fire up Netscape again, call up the page via http://host/etc..., click the xxx and (drumroll) DOS window pops up with the program running. I don't have time today to try this with a FORM and an Ada prog, but maybe someone else will pick up where I left off.