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applet and server connnection

Medes Agri
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Joined: Jul 07, 2006
Posts: 11
Hello everybody,

I want to do an applet that connects a server , (send and get strings).

I can do applet but I dont know how must an applet connnect to a server,

Must I use socket connection or there is another way to connect a server by an applet?

I mean when you browse to a web page and click a button and it opens an applet and you write a string in a text area and click a button to send your string to a server, what happens ? has this applet used socket connection?

thanks for your response
[ July 07, 2006: Message edited by: Medes Agri ]
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Well, it is socket communication, but most likely over HTTP, which is easier than raw sockets. The Applet FAQ has some hints and links to examples on how to connect to a web server.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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