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From Kristian Rink <krist...@zimmer428.net>
Subject [OT] applets in webapps
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2007 09:30:11 GMT

Folks,

slightly OT: can someone provide me with a few good pointers and/or
hints how to correctly integrate a Java applet into a JEE based web
application? 

More specifically, my problem is something like that: I do
have a .jsp containing code to show an applet. Both applet .class and
some other resources (.properties files, images, ...) do live inside
a .jar file in the same folder as the .jsp. Unfortunately(?), the .jsp
is never called directly but rather forward()ed to from within a
servlet mapped to some specific URL. So, the situation is that

- while calling the .jsp directly (using 

http://<host>/<context>/<real-path-to>/file.jsp ), the applet loads and
runs the way it's supposed to, but

- while having the resource called the way it's supposed to (using

http://<host>/<context>/<mapping-for-servlet-forwarding-to-jsp>/ )

the plugin doesn't load but provide me with ClassNotFoundException,
obviously not capable to find the applet class. Tried playing around
with the applets "archive" / "codebase" parameters made things just
slightly better: By now the browser does lock up, the applet class
seems to get loaded, but obviously fails to load some resources, and I
see strange access attempts in my tomcat log, trying to fetch resources
like

/<context>/<servlet-mapping>/<classpath>/lang/de_DE.properties  

(the file originally lives inside the applet.jar in <classpath>.lang).

Is there any sane way of keeping applets inside a JEE web application,
regardless on whether they're invoked directly from a .jsp or from a
resource forwarded to from within some servlet? Or am I just too stupid?

Sorry again for the OT, feel free to contact me off-list in case you
feel like providing me with some hints / pointers.

Thanks loads and best regards,
Kristian

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