dotURL Example is a sample database that demonstrates the creation of .url (Windows Internet shortcut) files from within FileMaker.
.url files work on OS X in addition to Windows and are plain text files of the (minimal) form:
with a suffix .url and hence they can be easily created using a text editor.
The example file demonstrates creating .url files from within a FileMaker database and also how to create shortcut file for a hosted database (see the Scripts menu).
Version: 1.0 [ Download ]
Date: January 12, 2010
Note: just for completeness, .webloc files on OS X are also text files, in this case xml plists. For example:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>URL</key> <string>http://www.asterix.fr/</string> </dict> </plist>
Earlier versions may work but have not been tested.
Please send any feedback, suggestions or bug reports via the Contact form. If you have a suggestion for how this might be improved I'd be very interested in hearing it.
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