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I am looking for a java applet that provides the main capabilities of a web
browser, not only displaying web pages properly, but supporting the various
client side processing capability such as running JScript ot VBScript and
other applets. I saw an ancient one on Sun's site, but are there others?
Or will I have to develop my own? (I am really not looking forward to
coding support for the different scripting languages or running other
applets). There are some capabilities of MS IE and Mozilla that I don't
need, and other features they don't provide that I need.

I could develop a standalone browser that runs on W32 that meets my needs,
but being able t support other platforms would be problematic and
substaintial duplication of effort; not to mention how irritating it is
likely to be to users to be asked to download a special browser to view a
given site. If I had an applet that provided the customizations I require,
it would be so much better, requiring, at worst, no more than that the user
download the latest jrt from Sun.

Thanks,

Ted
Jul 17 '05 #1
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"Ted Byers" <r.*********@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:5m*******************@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
I am looking for a java applet that provides the main capabilities of a web browser, not only displaying web pages properly, but supporting the various client side processing capability such as running JScript ot VBScript and
other applets. I saw an ancient one on Sun's site, but are there others?
Or will I have to develop my own? (I am really not looking forward to
coding support for the different scripting languages or running other
applets). There are some capabilities of MS IE and Mozilla that I don't
need, and other features they don't provide that I need.

I could develop a standalone browser that runs on W32 that meets my needs,
but being able t support other platforms would be problematic and
substaintial duplication of effort; not to mention how irritating it is
likely to be to users to be asked to download a special browser to view a
given site. If I had an applet that provided the customizations I require, it would be so much better, requiring, at worst, no more than that the user download the latest jrt from Sun.

Thanks,

Ted

You realize that applets run in browsers, right? So you want to write an
applet to run in a browser that performs the functions of a browser?
Jul 17 '05 #2

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Yes, Ryan,

That is right.

I want an applet that will run inside a browser, and that will do most of
what a browser does. But, for reasons of data security, it must not have
direct access to the hard drive or printer (i.e. the usual limitations
imposed on Java applets), and I want to explore the possibilities for better
data encryption than normally available in the usual browsers. As I said,
there are some things I want to examine that are not usually available in
browsers and at the same time, there are capabilities normally found in
browsers that I do not want. Needless to say, it would be best if the
applet I use is available with source, or at least easily extended using my
own code.

Cheers,

Ted
"Ryan Stewart" <zz********@gSPAMo.com> wrote in message
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"Ted Byers" <r.*********@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:5m*******************@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
I am looking for a java applet that provides the main capabilities of a

web
browser, not only displaying web pages properly, but supporting the

various
client side processing capability such as running JScript ot VBScript and other applets. I saw an ancient one on Sun's site, but are there others? Or will I have to develop my own? (I am really not looking forward to
coding support for the different scripting languages or running other
applets). There are some capabilities of MS IE and Mozilla that I don't
need, and other features they don't provide that I need.

I could develop a standalone browser that runs on W32 that meets my needs, but being able t support other platforms would be problematic and
substaintial duplication of effort; not to mention how irritating it is
likely to be to users to be asked to download a special browser to view a given site. If I had an applet that provided the customizations I

require,
it would be so much better, requiring, at worst, no more than that the

user
download the latest jrt from Sun.

Thanks,

Ted

You realize that applets run in browsers, right? So you want to write an
applet to run in a browser that performs the functions of a browser?

Jul 17 '05 #3

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