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You're looking for something which can interact with the browser, then? That would exclude Web Start, since the browser is only used as a delivery mechanism and nothing else.
Unfortunately when I googled to track it down again just now, all of the links are broken. Here's a link to an article about it:
I don't see anything there but a link to source code via Subversion, but perhaps if you poke around a bit you might find something else. Anyway if you're willing to mess about with Live Connect then perhaps downloading unknown source code wouldn't be too hard. Let us know if you try that and tell us how you got on with it.
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Thanks. After about two weeks exclusively on this topic I think I have some clarity. What is needed is a JNDI for dragged applets and installed applications and the ability of Liveconnect to query it and call its methods like normal applet on a page. Yes, I see the security issues(some will sarcastically call it a self-implantable virus delivery system) but the programming power is significant and the necessary security is already there. I am trying to simulate that with a dragged applet from a frame and some type of bootstrap but I dont know how to make Liveconnect access the appletstub of a dragged applet. Interestingly the docs state that the applet can bootstrap Java-JS communication. So I dont know if something like two applets on the first page, one dragged and one probe and the probe one on every successive page. All I need is a means for Liveconnect to query Web start maintained applications. I am nonplused without further documentation.