What is Live Connect?

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LiveConnect is a way of interfacing Java, JavaScript, and other plug-ins so they can interact easily with one and other. Through LiveConnect, JavaScript can now access Java’s methods and classes. This means that some of Java’s power is given to JavaScript.

Utilising LiveConnect JavaScript has the ability to access a Java applet’s variables and functions. For instance, if you have a java applet on your site and you want it to display a user’s name. You can have the user type their name into a form and JavaScript can relay the name to the applet and affect what the applet does with the name.

GMS Webmail makes extensive use of this functonality in order to produce an interface that resembles a traditional mail client as closesly as possible.

Some browser manufacturers have not implemented LiveConnect in their browsers. This means that the professional interface on GMS Webmail does not function correctly.

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Keywords:LiveConnect Javascript

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