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why do we require signed/trusted applets

 
sushant prabhu
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can somebody explain ne any real world situation which would require signed/trusted applets
what i mean to say is that why would a user allow a servercode certain privileges on his machine(any practical real world scenario)
 
Tim Holloway
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A lot of "reasons" given turn out to have signed applets have actually turned out to be little more than wanting to force the Internet to work like a client-server system - which it really isn't. While I COULD make a case for local file handling or using local print services, the most likely case I can think of for escaping the sandbox would be if I wanted an applet to talk to multiple servers, and perhaps do jdbc locally.
On the whole, however, I consider signed apps to be the last resort, since for all I know, a large software company might decide to to shut them down unexpectedly.
Of course, that's just idle speculation. We know no one would be so arrogant as to limit what brands of browsers could access Internet servers or pull plug-in support or other such egregious conduct.
 
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