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Java Webstart application

Following instructions here:

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Java/Conceptual/Java14Development/03-JavaDeployment/JavaDeployment.html

I create an xml file like so:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<jnlp spec="1.0+" codebase="http://developer.apple.com/java/javawebstart/apps/welcome" href="JWS_Demo.jnlp">
  <information>
    <title>My Application</title>
    <vendor>My Company</vendor>
    <homepage href="http://www.mycompany.com" />
    <offline-allowed />
  </information>
  <resources>
    <j2se version="1.5+" />
    <jar href="myjar.jar" />
  </resources>
  <application-desc main-class="mypackage.MyMainClass" />
</jnlp>

The jar file is in the same directory as the xml file.
Now what? How do I start the application?


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allelopath
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aciuicaCommented:
Normally you just need to double-click on your jnlp file.
But I think that you should change the codebase attribute - normally to the url where you want to place your jar and jnlp, but if you want tot test it locally you can use codebase="."
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allelopathAuthor Commented:
Should this xml file have an extension "xml" or "jnlp"?
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aciuicaCommented:
the extension should be jnlp
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allelopathAuthor Commented:
ok. thx.
If I put "." (ie a period) for the codebase, I get this error:
BadFieldException[ The field <jnlp>codebase has an invalid value: .,.]
      at com.sun.javaws.jnl.XMLUtils.getAttributeURL(XMLUtils.java:102)
      at com.sun.javaws.jnl.XMLFormat.parse(XMLFormat.java:121)
      at com.sun.javaws.jnl.LaunchDescFactory.buildDescriptor(LaunchDescFactory.java:84)
      at com.sun.javaws.jnl.LaunchDescFactory.buildDescriptor(LaunchDescFactory.java:102)
      at com.sun.javaws.jnl.LaunchDescFactory.buildDescriptor(LaunchDescFactory.java:127)
      at com.sun.javaws.Main.launchApp(Main.java:408)
      at com.sun.javaws.Main.continueInSecureThread(Main.java:279)
      at com.sun.javaws.Main$1.run(Main.java:117)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:680)
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aciuicaCommented:
You can try to remove this attribute.
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allelopathAuthor Commented:
Tried that, on your suggestion. I get this error:

BadFieldException[ The field <jnlp>href has an invalid value: ccs.jnlp,ccs.jnlp]
      at com.sun.javaws.jnl.XMLUtils.getAttributeURL(XMLUtils.java:102)
      at com.sun.javaws.jnl.XMLFormat.parse(XMLFormat.java:139)
      at com.sun.javaws.jnl.LaunchDescFactory.buildDescriptor(LaunchDescFactory.java:84)
      at com.sun.javaws.jnl.LaunchDescFactory.buildDescriptor(LaunchDescFactory.java:102)
      at com.sun.javaws.jnl.LaunchDescFactory.buildDescriptor(LaunchDescFactory.java:127)
      at com.sun.javaws.LaunchDownload.getUpdatedLaunchDesc(LaunchDownload.java:152)
      at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.updateFinalLaunchDesc(Launcher.java:444)
      at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.prepareToLaunch(Launcher.java:256)
      at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.prepareToLaunch(Launcher.java:207)
      at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.launch(Launcher.java:124)
      at com.sun.javaws.Main.launchApp(Main.java:447)
      at com.sun.javaws.Main.continueInSecureThread(Main.java:279)
      at com.sun.javaws.Main$1.run(Main.java:117)
      at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:680)
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aciuicaCommented:
ccs.jnlp is the name of your jnlp file?
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allelopathAuthor Commented:
yes, sorry, i had just put a generic example up on the first post.
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allelopathAuthor Commented:
What would the local ip address of my machine be? (e.g. 192.168.0.1?)
Macbook Pro, OS X 10.6
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aciuicaCommented:
It seems to be a problem with specify MAC OS path for codebase.
I'm sure that somebody else can advise you better here.
My last suggestion is to try to use one absolute Mac foder path for codebase attribute.
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