Name: nt126004 Date: 11/27/2001
java version "1.3.1"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.1-b24)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.3.1-b24, mixed mode)
JNLP URLs ought to be directly openable from the Java Web Start application
launcher. this would allow programs to launch even from servers that aren't
properly set up to serve the JNLP mime type.
you would just have a "File" -> "Open URL" type menu item in which you could
type http://servername/filename.jnlp. this would get around situations
where your server wasn't set up to properly specify the MIME type to make
Java Web Start handle JNLP files. for example, on my ISP's server :-) i
can create a JNLP file, but if i create a link to it, it doesn't trigger
Java Web Start. so... it would be nice to be able to tell people the direct
URL and let them copy & paste it into Java Web Start directly. i also ran
into this situation over the past few weeks trying to download another
party's JNLP application before they had their server set up properly. the
JNLP file would just load as text in my browsers and i couldn't get to the
application at all :-(
this would also get around situations where your browser might not be set up
properly for the JNLP MIME type (e.g. strange browser or corrupted
configuration). finally, it would, indeed, be useful to load local JNLP
files for testing.
(Review ID: 135394)