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Perry Donald
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I am newbie trying to design a two way browser in java. I want to be able to browse with a friend the same page in a remote location.eg if i enter an url in the application my friends application should display the same url and vice versa .I would like to know if theres a class in java that allows me to embed a browser like interface in my application or any ideas on how to start this project. Thanks
 
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Carl Trusiak
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You are talking about Peer to Peer document colaboration. Not the easiest of concepts. If you are new to java, select something a little easier at first.

However, there are several API's to help with this. JUXTA or JavaSpaces. Actually there is a project Shrowser on Jini.org that is a good start for this. Though I wouldn't recommend any newbie start by digging in these packages.
 
Perry Donald
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Thanks Carl. Will check it out.
 
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We use a vendor product that calls this "co-browsing". We haven't hooked it up and I have no idea how they do it so I'm not giving away any secrets.

I'm guessing an applet that watches what you're doing on your browser (donno how) and uses sockets or RMI to send address bar changes to an applet on your friend's browser that makes the same change there. Whew. Sounds like a lot of learning - how to write applets, sockets, javascript. Let us know what you find out!
 
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