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Web Page Applet Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123012D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Breslau, FC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for controlling Java Virtual Machine (JVM) applets when a web browser loads a page containing them. The web broswer, in its preference settings, has three load options: 1) Load page without applets 2) Load applets without starting them 3) Load applets with all applets started

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Web Page Applet Control

      Disclosed is a method for controlling Java Virtual Machine
(JVM) applets when a web browser loads a page containing them.  The
web broswer, in its preference settings, has three load options:
  1) Load page without applets
  2) Load applets without starting them
  3) Load applets with all applets started

      Additionally, each applet can have external applet controls -
Start and Stop.  These controls can be activated by the user clicking
on them with a mouse button when the cursor is on the tab.

      Thus, the sequence of viewing an applet contained within a web
page would be as follows:
  - Obtain URL for the web page
  - If web page doesn't contain applets, download the web page
  - If web page contains applets, check the web browser preference
     setting for downloading applets
  - Download web page with/without applets per previous check.
     (This can also decrease the download time due to the amount
     of data no longer necessary to be downloaded.)
  - Run or halt JVM threads based on preferential settings within
     web browser
  - User may start/stop individual JVM threads based on selecting
     machine start/stop tags shown below applet being displayed.