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Signed applet causing multiple GET requests for a JAR file.

 
matthew wagner
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Howdy ranchers,

I'm debugging an applet viewer that seems to be causing a number (around 80 - 100) extra GET requests for a JAR file. In the very unlikely case that somebody has actually used it, the AppletViewer in question can be found at http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/db2/library/techarticle/dm-0312daniel1/.
I've also posted on IBM's forums, but haven't gotten a great response.

I don't have any experience with applets. I'm first trying to figure out why these extra requests are getting generated. After that, I'm trying to figure out how to stop them. Can anyone point me at some general advice on how to debug this issue?

Thanks,

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Ulf Dittmer
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Hello "silicon smiley"-

Welcome to JavaRanch.

On your way in you may have missed that JavaRanch has a policy on display names, and yours does not comply with it - please adjust it accordingly, which you can do right here. Thanks for your prompt attention to this matter.

Enyoy your time here.
 
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It's strange that the viewer would issue GET requests, because an applet viewer usually works with files on your local hard disk, so there's no need for HTTP requests. What is this viewer supposed to do that the JDK appletviewer doesn't?
[ January 23, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
 
matthew wagner
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My bad. I admit that I didn't read the naming policy. I was trying to "be nice" though. Name fixed.

This viewer actually downloads and displayes documents (images) from an IBM Content Manager server. Ultimately, it's a DB2 database, but there are a bunch of middleware applications and APIs between DB2 and the viewer. It's got some features of Content Manager built in, like support for editing and saving annotations back into CM.

I have seen metioned in some forums an issue that may be related to my issue, but I'm not sure how to confirm it. It seems that some others have seen similar behavior when getting image files out of JARs. There are indeed a number of images loaded into the viewer toolbars that are contained in the offending JAR. The problem here is, I think this is all happening in the IBM APIs, for which I do not have source code.

[ January 23, 2006: Message edited by: matthew wagner ]
[ January 23, 2006: Message edited by: matthew wagner ]
 
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