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I have a client with FMP 5 running dinosaur solution at the back of the custodians closet. They are reluctant to upgrade it for several reasons and have been running the upgrade proposal through committees for a year now.

The problem is that now they want to give access to the solution via a web browser.

In I.E, the db shows up fine but anything more complicated than a "go to layout" command attached to a button is ignored.

In Firefox, none of the buttons work.

Is there an any browser that will work with the old CDML code any more?

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Hi genr8er

I wouldn't even explore the possibilities. FMP 5 and CDML are so old that you'll no doubt run into all sorts of compatibility issues, even if you do find a browser/OS combination that looks like it works okay. Instead, you should try to use the client's request for a web front end as leverage to get them to upgrade the whole solution.

Just my five cents' worth.

Stanley

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Thanks for your reply. I know that's the correct approach, but I promised them I would at least look into a band-aid until the bean counters give their blessing. To be honest, I was embarrassed to post such a ridiculous question!

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