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Reading Files

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I am trying to get an applet, installed on a user's computer, to read a file from the user's computer when the applet is loaded within a browser (ie Netscape). Sun's webpage says that this can be done if The applet is installed on the local hard disk, in a directory on the CLASSPATH used by the program that you are using to run the applet (ie Netscape). This does not work for me when I try it. How do I do the CLASSPATH part and the file reading part within the applet (i was told it has to be done with some specific code). Thanks to all whom respond.
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Hiya Brian,
as far as I know (ive done a bit with applets and security, but not loads) the only way an applet loaded in a browser is ever going to have rights to the local disk is if you explicitly set it in java.policy to have read/wite/whatever permission.??
is this an intranet thing? if so why not edit all users java.policy to give your applet permission.
just an idea
mike b
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