Documentation Contents

Java Web Start Guide

Related Documents
Java Platform, Standard Edition Deployment Guide


Java Web Start Technology
Where to Find Java Web Start Technology
Using Java Web Start Software

Setting up the Web Site

Basic Steps

Creating the Web Page That Launches the Application

Detecting if Java Web Start is installed on Netscape
Detecting if Java Web Start is installed on IE, and if so, the version number
Launching the application if Java Web Start is Installed—or providing a link for auto-install or general download page
Creating an auto-install page

Application Development Considerations

Retrieving Resources from JAR files
Security and Code Signing
Signing JAR Files with a Test Certificate
How to Encode JNLP Files
Dynamic Download of HTTPS Certificates

JnlpDownloadServlet Guide

Using JnlpDownloadServlet
Version, Extension, and Platform Requests
Incremental Updates with JARDiff
Faster Downloads with Pack200
Other Features
Building JnlpDownloadServlet

JNLP File Syntax

The jnlp Element
The information Element
The security Element
The resources Element
The application-desc Element
The applet-desc Element

JNLP API Examples

Using a BasicService Service
Using a ClipboardService Service
Using a DownloadService Service
Using the DownloadService2 Service
Implementing the DownloadServiceListener Service
Using the IntegrationService Service
Using a FileOpenService Service
Using a FileSaveService Service
Using a PrintService Service
Using a PersistenceService Service
Using FileContents
Using a JNLPRandomAccessFile
Using a SingleInstanceService Service
Using an ExtendedService Service

The javaws Command Line Interface


JNLP API (JavaDoc)


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