Posted by rb5563
on June 30, 2008 at 7:28 AM PDT
My understanding is the URL (or codebase) controls how the javaws client side determines whether two applications are the same. Using DownloadServlet this is a problem because if people spell the host differently (e.g. "foo" versus "foo.com" versus an IP address) they get 3 different copies of the application.
But even without $$codebase it is a problem because I want to have a Production and a LAB and a Failover system. These systems are identical. When users use these three systems (at different permanent URLs) I want them to only get ONE copy of each of many javaws applications, not 3 of each.
Other than having only one functioning download host (which kind of defeats the purpose of LAB and Failover), I don't see how to control this.
Is that accurate? Or am I missing a way to make them stay one application on the client?