[thelist] Java Download Applet - possible?

Richard Davey rdavey at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 16:43:28 CDT 2004

Hi all,

I was wondering if there were any Java bods on this list that might
know if the following is possible:

I want to either write (or pay to have someone write!) a Java applet
to use on my web site that is passed a filename as a parameter and
this file is then downloaded to the users PC and saved in whatever
location they select. As the file downloads you see a progress bar in
the Java applet.

I've seen this for file uploads, just not downloads. Is that because
of the sandbox in which Java runs (i.e. it's just not possible) ?

I'm not fussy as to how the applet gets the file (i.e. it could be
streamed to the applet via HTTP / FTP or read from the local file



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