What is the best method to use in connecting applet clients to Server- side processes(servelets)

Hi everyone,

For a simple web application which  
involves database fuctionalities such as add, delete, update and authenticating;
(supposing the only choice was to use an applet)
what method OF CONNECTION would u recommend and why?
mi_ckyAsked:
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kennethxuCommented:
not sure what do you mean by METHOD OF CONNECTION.

if you use applet connect to database directly, basically it is same as any traditional client/server application. your scalability is very much limited.

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mi_ckyAuthor Commented:
>not sure what do you mean by METHOD OF CONNECTION.

as in using HTTP TUNNELING or by bypassing the HTTP protocoal using RMI or SOAP

 
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kennethxuCommented:
rmi is connected protocol, you need a dedicated connection from each client to your server. so it could be expensive and also restricted by firewall/proxy.

soap in fact use http/https, so you are not bypassing http anyway.

http tunneling is a very general technology term, you can say soap in fact uses http tunneling.

unless you application in intranet and with small user base. otherwise, I would suggest you to use soap.

but if you don't want to learn soap or want a little better performance, you can write your own code to serialize objects between servlet/applet.

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