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Calling a javascript function from a Java web app

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I've got a Java web app that runs and manipulates data. One of the new data sources is a third party vendor who provides its data via a script. Typically, the user would place a script on their page and when the page is loaded, the data is displayed on the page, ie:

<script src="http://www.thirdpartyvendor.com"></script><script>function(params)</script>

Is there a way that I can call this from my Java web app?
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you could use an applet...
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Thanks. Once I've created that applet, my java app can instantiate it and call it. What methods are best for accessing what that applet returns (for parsing purposes)?
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Maybe some more information might help. My app aggregates data in to a single source. Typically, it pulls RSS feeds/XML, parses, and writes it locally. I need to add this third party source to the data to be aggregated so I have to find a way to call the script and get at its results.
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To access what the applet returns?  please explain further....
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