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Java™ Deployment with JNLP™ and Webstart™ by Mauro Marinilli

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Describing Applications and Applets

As we saw in the preceding section, there are essentially two different uses of JNLP files. One for describing applications (or applets) to be launched, and another one that specifies other necessary pieces that are too complex to be described as mere resources. Here, we will focus on the first type of descriptors.

An application descriptor is always needed, whereas extension descriptors are used for particular needs, such as the installation of new JREs, native libraries, and so on.

Describing Applications

A JNLP Client can launch two types of executables: applets and applications. In reality, one may think of something like a third type of applications that can be launched: those applications which take advantage ...

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