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Special Edition Using Java™ 2 Enterprise Edition by Mark Wutka

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Creating a Web Start Application

A Web Start application is no different from any standalone application, at least in principle. Some applications that use separate data files might need a little extra work. For example, suppose you have a word-search program that helps you find anagrams and words matching certain patterns. Such tools are popular among avid Scrabbleä players. The word-search program needs a dictionary file of some sort, which can be more than 400KB in size. You don't want to run the word search as an applet because the applet needs to download the 400KB file every time runs. Instead, you can deploy the program using Web Start, allowing the application and the data file to be cached.

Web Start applications that need separate image ...

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