I have a Swing app that I need to convert into a servlet (I think & I hope). I don't want to have to convert all of this to HTML. It has Scroll panes, JPanel, JComboBoxes & JLists. Also SQL. Is it possible to have this work?
Nope. Swing requires asynchronous communications between the UI components. Servlets are only permitted what HTTP permits, which is synchronous request-response type communications initiated from the client side only. That's why it's not accurate to refer to server-based UI paradigms as "MVC". And why the Model 2 scheme had to be developed to work around those limitations. OTOH, if you can convert your app into an applet, the server can send it embedded in a web page to the client computer and the two systems can converse. Subject to all the usual grief that applets subject you to.
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