[thelist] Java Download Applet - possible?

Richard Davey rdavey at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 13:23:54 CDT 2004

On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 14:50:34 +0600, raditha dissanayake
<jabber at raditha.com> wrote:
> Certainly can be done with signed applets but I see little purpose in
> doing it the way that you have described because the browser can do it
> just as well.

I take it you mean via an automatically refreshing page that links
back to some Perl script monitoring the send request, or similar? This
isn't really an option, I can't see the point putting that kind of
load on a server to refresh all the time just to display a progress
bar that would never be that accurate. A byte for byte count applet +
progress bar is what I am after.

If you meant that most browsers will show that information in the
download window itself, that is true, but I was hoping the applet
could stream a sequence of a files, one after the other after the
other. As one finishes, the next starts. A browser won't do that
natively AFAIK.


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