Swing is not on the browser unless you use a Java plugin or send the Swing classes over the line. Correct? How long does it take to send the Swing classes over the line using a (28.8k) modem. I was told that 1 time installation of a plugin is not acceptable for internet. The latest browsers have PARTIAL JDK1.1 functionality in the native VM ('m not sure about Mac though it is a concern.) Since JDK1.1 AWT has about the same controls as is available using HTML I cannot sell JDK1.1 alone to them. How do we get Swing on the browser?
Please refer to Java Developer Connection, Question 551 for details. http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/ You can copy a jar file to a local browser if you are using a signed applet. Please refer to java.util.jar package for functions, JarInputStream, JarOutputStream. If you are using an unsigned applet, the jar files must reside locally. One way to get them there is to have your web server serve the files via the browser "Save As File" function.
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Thanks. It was decided by powers other than I that it would take too long to send the Swing classes over via jar file.