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How to get the web application users desktop location using java

Ammu Isac
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Joined: Dec 04, 2009
Posts: 6
Hi,

We have a web application hosted and we need to find the user's desk top location on accessing the application by the user.
I have tried System.getProperty("user.home");
and
request.getContextPath();
but these wont solve the issue as both of them provides the application serve'r location.
Please provide a solution.

Thanks.
Bear Bibeault
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Can you elaborate? I don't really know what you are asking for. What do you mean by "user's desktop"?


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Bhagat Singh Rawat
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Joined: Apr 04, 2009
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Ammu Isac wrote:Hi,

We have a web application hosted and we need to find the user's desk top location on accessing the application by the user.
I have tried System.getProperty("user.home");
and
request.getContextPath();
but these wont solve the issue as both of them provides the application serve'r location.
Please provide a solution.

Thanks.



If I am not wrong then you are talking about the client machine. I think you don't have access to the local file system.


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David Newton
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You'd need to use an applet--web apps can't find out information like that about the client's machine. Imagine the security risks if they could!
Bhagat Singh Rawat
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David Newton wrote:You'd need to use an applet--web apps can't find out information like that about the client's machine. Imagine the security risks if they could!


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David Newton
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Pay for what?
 
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