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Launch a URL from a Java application?

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Hi,

I have a Java application (Windows, UNIX), and I would like it to launch an HTML page in a browser.

How can I do this?  

Thanks,

Alex.
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There are several possibilities:

1/ launch Netscape or another browser as an external process, passing it on the command
line the URL to display in the browser window. I.e. for example:

netscape.exe http://www.experts-exchange.com

2/ Use one of the Java browser implementation available on the market such as ICE.
(http://www.icesoft.no/ICEBrowser/). I think there is a free license for personal or academic
use.

3/ Use the Swing/JFC library that contains an HTML panel. The library works with JDK 1.1
and will be part of the JDK 1.2 release. You can downoad it for free from here:
http://www.javasoft.com/products/jfc/index.html


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