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How can I connect to a Web-site from applet/java application

 
Ruilin Yang
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Can I use an applet to connect to a web site with the applet's method: showDocument (siteURL) ?
How can I connect to a site from a Java Swing application ? Are there some methods similar to the above showDocument (siteURL) ?
After connected to the web site I would like to get into my account in the web-site to do some operations as if I am accessing the site directly.
Please help me ?
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Ruilin
 
Tim Holloway
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Not ShowDocument, no. You can have an applet act as a sort of mini-browser by using the HttpURLConnection class to send data in the form of HTTP requests to the web server and receive HTTP data back.
HTTP servers aren't like remote terminal servers or LAN servers where you can just "log in" and do what you like. All you can do is make requests and get responses to those requests.
 
Ruilin Yang
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Tim,
Thanks,
I do not need to get object or XML files from servlet by using Applet. I like to connect to a web-site from an applet. If I can do this I would be able to surf on another site from within my applet or a java swing application.
I know how I can communicate with servlet to get/send serialized objects or XML.
Thanks again
Ruilin
 
Ruilin Yang
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Tim,
It seems you are right: "HTTP servers aren't like remote terminal servers or LAN servers where you can just "log in" and do what you like. All you can do is make requests and get responses to those requests."
The only way to surf another site is to do it with a html page with a link.
Am I correct ? Please comment.
Thanks
Ruilin
 
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