Re: Java Web Start misbehaving

"Andrew Thompson" <u32984@uwe>
Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:44:59 GMT
ZenFire wrote:

Please refrain from top-posting, I find it very confusing.

This is the jnlp.

I have an altered JNLP that I would like you to try.
Upload it as ExperimentTrilogy2.jnlp so we can
keep track of progess.

First, the reasons for my alterations..
The URL listed for the JNLP DTD* does not exist
I would recommend changing it, but for the fact
that I would also recommend removing the DOCTYPE
element entirely.
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<resources locale="" os="">
<description> </description>
Don't leave attributes/values blank - if they are
not being used, remove them. (Same thing for
the 'version' attribute of the jar elements.

<icon href="default"/>
Huhh? This should probably be more like..
<icon kind="default" href="icon.gif" />

Don't include multiple resources elements that
equate to the same thing. Multiple jar elements
can be included in the one resources element.

<jar download="eager" href="dist/lib/javaws.jar" main="false"/>
Why are you including the javaws archive? Is that
*the* archive distributed with the JRE? I have guessed
it is, and removed that element.

Also in relation to the jar elements..

download="eager" is the default, there is no
need to include it.

main="false" - all the jar elements state that
main="false" at least one of these *must* be
main="true", which then makes all other main
attributes redundant. Since I am guessing
the main is in the first jar, technically *none*
of them require a main attribute, but I'll leave
it for the moment.

And here is the resulting JNLP..

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <homepage href="homepage.html"/>
    <shortcut online="true"/>
    <jar href="dist/ExperimentTrilogy.jar" main="true"/>
    <jar href="dist/lib/jl1.0.jar"/>
    <jar href="dist/lib/MpegAudioSPI.jar"/>
    <jar href="dist/lib/swing-layout-1.0.1.jar"/>
    <jar href="dist/lib/tritonus_share.jar"/>

See how that goes.

Andrew Thompson

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