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HTML hotlink to VMS binary file?

The Question is:

I would like to set up an HTML hotlink from my web page on an ULTRIX system to a binary file on a VAX/VMS system so users who access my web page can download the binary file. How do I set up the HTML hotlink to do this?

On UNIX/ULTRIX the usual link format to do this is <A HREF="ftp://system/homedir/subdir/file&Z"> Tag </A> To point to the VMS file I have tried things like <A HREF="ftp://system/SYS$DISK[HOMEDIR.SUBDIR]file.Z"> Tag </A>

as well as the usual UNIX convention but always get a "cannot access file" type of message. None of the HTML references cover hotlinks to VMS-based files.

The Answer is:

The key is to "think like UNIX". The typical syntax would be: