Using Java Web Start

Any Java application can be run using Java Web Start, as long as the web server that will offer the application is configured to work with the technology.

To prepare an application to use Java Web Start, you must save the application's files in a Java Archive (JAR) file, create a special Java Web Start file for the application, and upload the files to the web server.

The special file that must be created uses Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP), an XML file format that specifies the application's main class file, its JAR archive, and other things about the program.

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XML, which stands for Extensible Markup Language, is a way of describing data that's similar in some ways to HTML, the language used to create web ...

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