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Java application inject a URL to firefox or IE?

George Vagenas
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Joined: Mar 04, 2008
Posts: 11
Hello all,

I am trying to find a way in order a java application to be able to access a running instance of Firefox or IE and pass a URL to open. Searching around i encounter the Java-DDE library which in a way solves the issue but still it is a legacy technology and this doesn't solve the problem on a Firefox running on Linux.

The basic idea behind is to be able to pass a URL to any given web-based application, with no access to the source code or any API and off course ready to deliver in Win or Linux.

Any help will be valuable.

Thanks!
John de Michele
Rancher

Joined: Mar 09, 2009
Posts: 600
There is a handy tool called Selenium Remote Control that's good for doing this very same thing.

John.
George Vagenas
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 04, 2008
Posts: 11
Thanks for your reply John.

So if there is no API or access to the source code of the web app the only workaround is a tool like the one you suggested, right? I was thinking also about the LiveConnect feature.

Regards
George
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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