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#### web('file', 'filename' '-browser') not working

Hello,

I'm working on a project involving Matlab and a nice flashy GUI. To
call help files, I do:

web('file', 'help.html' '-browser');

On my computer, this works. After compiling it, it works. If I
manage to get the current directory wrong, somehow, the browser
attempts to go to www.help.com, rather than put up an error. So far
so good, except when the file isn't there, which I'm ignoring for the
moment.

However, when I run the program on other computers (I compile the
program first), it always goes to www.help.com, no matter what the
pwd says, or where I put help.html. This seems to happen on about
half of the other computers I try it on.

Any ideas? I had thought it was just path mixups but putting 'pwd'
in the appropriate places seems to indicate nothing is amiss. I do
not want to use explicit path names, (ie 'file:///c:/stuff/help.html'
syntax) as this program is meant for some distribution and I can't
guarantee that people will always have it running from the same
location.

Thank you in advance,
--Anne

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I finally did

a = sprintf('file:///%shelp.html#%s', pwd, section);
web('file', a, '-browser');

I discovered that the file:/// syntax does not require paths to be
deliminated by '/' but can use '\' unlike what I had thought.

I read a bug report that using the internal web browser crashes when
using compiled code. However, a similar crash happens for me when
using R2006a.

<http://www.mathworks.com/support/solutions/data/1-1MYJR3.html?product=CO&solution=1-1MYJR3>

I've gotten the external browser to work, so it isn't as important
now.

Thank you,
--Anne

Anne Tester wrote:
>
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm working on a project involving Matlab and a nice flashy GUI.
> To
> call help files, I do:
>
> web('file', 'help.html' '-browser');
>
> On my computer, this works. After compiling it, it works. If I
> manage to get the current directory wrong, somehow, the browser
> attempts to go to www.help.com, rather than put up an error. So
> far
> so good, except when the file isn't there, which I'm ignoring for
> the
> moment.
>
> However, when I run the program on other computers (I compile the
> program first), it always goes to www.help.com, no matter what the
> pwd says, or where I put help.html. This seems to happen on about
> half of the other computers I try it on.

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antester1 (1)
8/2/2006 1:40:51 PM

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