Receiving data via the Browser


I am interested in receiving data from my HTML page through the Browser, using an applet.
I have a program running on the PC, and I would like the applet send data to it.
Can I do it? Can a C++ program receive data from an applet running in the Browser using regular
inter process communication such as pipes, shared memory or sockets?
Can any one help me? I would like to see an example of the applet and the C++ program.




shila090498Asked:
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sasidharConnect With a Mentor Commented:
hi shila,

use java sockets in u'r HTML applet and
write program in u'r machine using BSDsockets.
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iliyaCommented:
If you run the applet in a browser (like IE or Netscape) your applet is restricted to send data via tcp/ip only to the address of the server from which the HTML page is loaded. So, if you run your C++ program on the server mashine, you can send data from the applet to the program.
This is only in the mentioned case - applet in a browser. If you make standalone Java application - you can do this in other ways, as well.
I am to busy to write you an example code. Just go to www.mcp.com
After you register in the Bookshelf, you will have access to some books about Java and tcp/ip and they are free.
You will find a LOT of code!

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iliyaCommented:
If you run the applet in a browser (like IE or Netscape) your applet is restricted to send data via tcp/ip only to the address of the server from which the HTML page is loaded. So, if you run your C++ program on the server mashine, you can send data from the applet to the program.
This is only in the mentioned case - applet in a browser. If you make standalone Java application - you can do this in other ways, as well.
I am to busy to write you an example code. Just go to www.mcp.com
After you register in the Bookshelf, you will have access to some books about Java and tcp/ip and they are free.
You will find a LOT of code!

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shila090498Author Commented:
Hi all,
I would like to have some more details about getting data from the vbrowser.
The server machine and my computer are not the same machine.
My HTML page home base is on one machine, and my C++ application is running on the machine the browser is on.
My C++ program would like to receive data from the HTML page.
The HTML page is written also by me, so I can do in it any thing.
Can an applet make this? Can I use cookies? Can I use Plug-ins?
Is there any other way of doing it?
Thanks  
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iliyaCommented:
Can you run CGI scrips (for example) on the server machine?
If so, you can send the data to your server and after this the server can send it back to your machine to your program.
That is the only way via tcp/ip. I do not think that the cookies and the Plug-ins will help you...
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shila090498Author Commented:
Hi iliya
Can you send me an example of the CGI to be running in the server?
How do I connect it to the HTML page? Lets say that when the user is pushing a button in the page while in the browser, I want the data to be sent to the server, and the server CGI shall send my C++ application the needed data back ( If I understood, that was your suggestion ).
Please send me an example of this, the HTML page and the server CGI.
Thanks a lot,
Shila
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iliyaCommented:
Hi Shila,
Sorry about my delay. I was so busy last weeks.
Go to www.mcp.com. There are a lot of free books about java programming with a lot of sample code.
Cheers
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