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Starting Suns Sample App webpad

don cline
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Joined: Oct 10, 2003
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I am new to Java Web Start. I am trying to run Sun's Web Start example
webpad. I am using Tomcat 4.1.31

I built the webpad war file according to instructions:
"To build .war file, run below command inside the war directory
jar -cvf ../webpad.war ."

I placed the war file in the $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps directory and restarted

I went to the associated web page at:

So far, so good.

I tried to launch the webpad app and got an error:
"An error occurred while launching/running the application.
Category: Launch File Error
The field <jnlp>codebase has an invalid value: $$codebase"

On the exception tab it lists:

What did I leave out?

Jared Cope
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Joined: Aug 18, 2004
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I assume that your localhost:8080/webpad/war/index.html page has a link to the .jnlp file that the user clicks on.

Can you post the contents of this file. It may be a bit more obvious what it going on then.

Cheers, Jared.
[ December 15, 2004: Message edited by: Jared Cope ]

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don cline
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Joined: Oct 10, 2003
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The .jnlp file as provided by Sun:

Thanks in advance
don cline
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One of the lines in the .jnlp file is incorrect and should read:

The line I showed was an attempt to fix the problem...

I agree. Here's the link:
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