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Bug ID: JDK-6439864 Desktop.browse does not work in a webstarted/plugin app, were as the equivalent webstart API works
JDK-6439864 : Desktop.browse does not work in a webstarted/plugin app, were as the equivalent webstart API works

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2006-06-16
Status:
Resolved
Updated Date:
2006-08-31
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2006-08-31
Component:
client-libs
OS:
windows_xp
Sub-Component:
java.awt
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P2
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6
Fixed Versions:

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Description
WebStart has allowed one to open a browser pointed at a URL since day one. This is accomplished via the showDocument method of BasicService (see http://java.sun.com/products/javawebstart/docs/javadoc/javax/jnlp/BasicService.html#showDocument(java.net.URL) ). 

Why have we made AWT's API more restrictive?

I've exchanged emails with the security folks and no one had a good answer here. Although Stanley pointed out you shouldn't allow developers to open up local files in the browser if running in the sandbox.

                                    

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2006-06-23



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