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Re: [N8VEM-S100:2014] Fwd: Interesting site. In case u miss running DOS

PCjs v1.06c adds support for user-defined diskette images. Select "User-defined URL..." from the diskette list and click "Load Drive". Please see Creating PCjs-Compatible Disk Images in the documentation for more information about supported disk images.

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM, David Riley <frave...@gmail.com> wrote:
On Oct 29, 2013, at 1:15 PM, John Monahan wrote:

> That’s a really neat piece of software! Thanks for pointing it out.
> I have not had a chance to read the doc’s in detail yet, but what would be nice is if one could simply insert a disk (3.5” or older) in my machine and have it directly R/W to the disk.  If I understand things, currently is not the case, you have to make some kind of image/URL etc.

That would be unlikely.  There are a lot of very good reasons that web browsers (and _javascript_ programs within them) are not given direct access to filesystems or devices.  Remember ActiveX, and the horrible things it could do to your computer if you let it run a malicious script? :-)

But yes, it's a really neat concept.  I'm seeing these a lot as browsers and their _javascript_ interpreters become more powerful.  I remember the days when even a Telnet app in Java (which is a much more efficient language than _javascript_) was taxing to run.

- Dave

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