How can I refresh the data in an appet, when some data is updated in the servlet? I have used the meta tag in the applet and it works. But is there any other way to make it work? Thanks in advance... -sid
forgive my ignorance, but could you elaborate on this please..... meta tag in the applet and it works I din't know this could be done! I thought the server can't make calls to the client running the applet, even when the server-side servlet is updated. So does the servlet notify/update the applet codebase/class/jar files on the server side? Just guessing, Sure it is mentioned somewhere on the sun web site, but then shamlessly asking... just curious how does it work? Thanks. ps: Sorry for intruding into your post and asking you qstns. But, its just my curiosity thats' talking.... - satya
I recall have read (in O'Reilly's book I think) that one way to have the servlet update a client continuously is by ensuring that the doGet() (or doPost()) method with which this servlet was called does not return. I think you have to implement an eternal loop in doGet() which will continously check for update. If there is no update then thread will go into wait(). An update will issue notifyAll() so that all threads wake up and send the update to the client and then resume in that eternal loop. But I recall that this method was not found good for some reason. A better method I think would be for the servlet to open a direct Socket connection with all its client applets (eg. maintain a Vector of Sockets as member variable). The update method would iterate through the sockets and send the update data to each client. RMI is another alternative to sockets.
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Thanks Madhav for the warm welcome.... i'm sorry .... what i meant to say is that i used meta tag in the html file in which i have embedded the applet. Sorry again... hope i made it clear so that i can get some valuable help from u !!! -sid
hi friend , what i could understand from your mail was that u wanna know wether u can do applet-servlet communication without using this meta tag of yours.well there're three ways to carry out applet servlet communication raw socket http socket RMI--serialized objects well telling u about http communication in the applet make a URL object URL url=new ("location of the servlet"); URLConnection con=url.openConnection();//open a connection con.setDoOutput(true); con.setDoIntput(true); con.setUseCaches(false); con.setRequestProperty("content type","application/x-www-urlencoded"); BufferedReader br=new BufferedReader(new IntputStreamReader(con.getInputStream()));//depends on your choice what u wanna use then read the content from the servlet using readLine()or what ever u wish. well this is very general but hope it will help u. in the servlet use req.getWriter()-to write just like u do in html(req is an object of HttpServletRequest) hope this will be adequate for u consult java server programming -wrox publication or java servlet programming--o'reilly for further knowledge bye. )