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Automatic proxy settings for normal applications?

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cowwoc
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I know that Mustang and Tiger now support automatic proxy settings for applets, but why can't we also auto-import these settings from the OS browsers for normal applications? That is, if I'm running a standalone application, why can't Java check the registry (or whereever else it's stored) for the proxy settings and import them on demand?

Is there a big difference here between applets and normal applications?

Thanks,
Gili

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heliol
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But Java Web Start already do this for you.

Take a look at:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/jws/Readme.html

Cya!

cowwoc
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Yeah, I just recently found out about this and I'm in the process of migrating my application to Webstart. Although I still think this functionality belongs in core, not in Webstart. All applications, even non-Webstart ones, should be able to auto-detect proxies.