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Applet that writes to Cold Fusion script

 
Alan Watts
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Hi there,
I am currently trying to write a java applet that will pass user input data from the client machine to a Cold Fusion application running on a server machine (obviously this will be the applets' originating server). So, I will need to write socket operations using java.net package.
What I would like to know is, does anyone have experience with this kind of problem, and if so, can you refer me to any online resources that deal with it specifically? I am also interested to know how the data would be presented to the scripts - I imagine this is fairly generic issue when passing a data object to scripts of any type (eg. asp).
Thankyou for your help
Alan Watts
 
Paul Bailey
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Have you considered using CGI variables?
 
Alan Watts
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Paul,
I did take a bit of a look at a Sun tutorial on the following site:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/networking/urls/readingWriting.html
I kind of hoped there was something more specific to my area out there. I suppose the principal is similar, but like most Greenhorns here, I look for detail first, then deeper understanding can follow wtih time.
Cheers
Alan
 
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Alan,
Too much data for CGI?
Well, what about an applet that comunicates with a application running on the server, where the server application outputs a .cfm file?
What exactly are you looking to do?
 
Alan Watts
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Paul,
That sounds a bit like what I am after. Just a question of the how. In answer to your question on cgi scripts, no I am sure it wouldn't be too much data, but I have no experience using cgi. An example of exactly what I am trying to do (amongst other things) is use a client applet to write to a .txt file on the server generated by a Cold Fusion application. Now, I appreciate I won't be able to do this directly, because of the applet security model, so instead I need to pass the data object to an application on the server using socket operations. I suppose I should bite the bullet and use cgi, but I was rather hoping there might be a way of directly presenting the data object to the Cold Fusion application, and then it would in turn print to the .txt file. I suppose this is a rather unusual way of attacking the problem, and I shouldn't expect to find similar examples out there?
Thanks Again
Alan
>Well, what about an applet that comunicates with a application >running on the server, where the server application outputs >a .cfm file?

 
Paul Bailey
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I think that what you want is a servlet. Perhaps you should rewrite your question in that forum.
I don't think that you will be able to use cold fusion to do what you want to do (with out jrun). But i don't really know about servlets.
Good luck.
Oh, CGI variables are those after the ? in URL like blah.cfm?action=do_something
fixed in response to next post

[This message has been edited by Paul Bailey (edited May 18, 2001).]
 
Alan Watts
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Thankyou Paul for your help.
I'll assume you are talking about Servlets here (forgive my pedanticism).
Cheers
Alan
 
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