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Bug ID: JDK-4414439 Add URL aliasing, namespaces, or id's for same resource from differant URL's.
JDK-4414439 : Add URL aliasing, namespaces, or id's for same resource from differant URL's.

Details
Type:
Enhancement
Submit Date:
2001-02-12
Status:
Resolved
Updated Date:
2014-03-05
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2014-03-05
Component:
deploy
OS:
solaris_9,solaris_2.5,generic,windows_2000
Sub-Component:
deployment_toolkit
CPU:
x86,sparc,generic
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Won't Fix
Affected Versions:
5.0,6
Fixed Versions:

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Description
At the meeting with the Sun WebStart developers, Cisco were told that
WebStart can handle multiple applets and multiple JREs. But each
applet is recognized by the URL from where it is loaded.

But Cisco customers may have 1000s of devices and each device will
have a different IP address resulting in 1000s of different
URLs. So WebStart will treat each applet in each device as
a different applet. So though all devices may have the same
applet, WebStart will see them as 1000s of different applets.
So it does not scale well in such a case.

The solution is to have a single applet installed on a server
external to the devices. But this is not a solution Cisco wants
since Cisco's main goal is to keep the applet embedded on the
device so that the customers don't have any installation
to perform AND they don't have to be connected to an external
site (like Cisco's website) to get their applet.

Cisco is asking if there was some way that applets
could be signed or packaged so that WebStart can identify
them based just on the applet and not on the URL.

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

webstart is designed  for deploying applications on the net.
This dosn't sound like an rfe within the scope of what webstart is doing.
###@###.### 2002-02-06

plugin is looking into a similar feature for 1.6, we will follow if it is implemented.
###@###.### 2004-07-12

I'm canging the catagory to java_deployment as this request applys to both plugin and webstart.
We will try to add a namespace attribute to the codebase, or a resource-id attribute to each resource request, so that resources from diverse locations can be identified as the same object.
###@###.### 2004-08-31

So far, we have not found a reasonable design to support this feature. Uncommit from Mustang.

###@###.### 2005-04-01 07:57:29 GMT
                                     
2004-08-31
PUBLIC COMMENTS

Suport hosting the same resource on differant URls, using a namespace, or resource-id tag to uniquely identify a resource.
                                     
2004-09-02
CONVERTED DATA

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COMMIT TO FIX:
mustang


                                     
2004-09-02
EVALUATION

dependant on java modules - postponing till JDK9
                                     
2012-08-23
closing old (> 12 years) enhancement request as will not fix.
If we ever decide to do something like this we should file a new CR
                                     
2014-03-05



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