[LON-CAPA-users] Returning data from excel?

lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 22 May 2007 22:03:29 -0400

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply any problems with LonCapa. More of an issue
with my ability to figure it out, and the apparent difficulty (and security
issues) of the concept as a whole:)

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To: lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
From: Guy Albertelli II <guy@albertelli.com>
Sent by: lon-capa-users-admin@mail.lon-capa.org
Date: 05/22/2007 02:11PM
Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] Returning data from excel?

Hi Brew,

> It looks like getting the Excel to talk to LonCapa is going to be a
> problem.

Just to clarify this isn't a LONCAPA issue. This a web security issue.

Imagine what it would be like if any webpage could start up and remote
control Excel.

Which is basically what you are asking for, thus (by default) no web
page can do what you are asking.

So it's not Excel talking to LONCAPA that's the problem, it's Excel
talking to any webpage that's a problem. (And a security nightmare.)

guy@albertelli.com   0-7-0-9-27,137
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