23.7 Java Web Start and the Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP)

Java Web Start is a framework for running downloaded applets and applications outside the browser. Typically, such programs are stored on a web server for access via the Internet, but they can also be stored on an organization’s network for internal distribution, or even on CDs, DVDs or other media. As you’ll learn in Chapter 24, Java Web Start enables you to ask the user if a downloaded program can have access to the resources of the user’s computer.

Java Web Start Features

Some key Java Web Start features include:

  • Desktop integration: Users can launch robust applets and applications by clicking a hyperlink in a web page, and can quickly and easily install the programs on ...

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