Re: Java and HTML and well known socket numbers

Paul Prescod (
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 09:43:48 -0400

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Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 09:43:48 -0400
To: MegaZone <>, (Russell Holt)
From: Paul Prescod <>
Subject: Re: Java and HTML and well known socket numbers

At 07:47 PM 6/3/96 -0700, MegaZone wrote:
>I was thinking in terms of a lean server that handles Java and doesn't deal
>with the other types of content.  Expecially in an environment where Java
>Terms are in heavy use (IBM is considering replacing 3270s with Java Terms
>for example, amongst many other such concepts).  

When Java becomes ubiquitous and two-way, new protocols will certainly be
required. But it seems premature to start developing them _now_ when the
proposed applications are only press releases. "Java Terminals" will almost
certainly require different protocols than "Java-Agent Search Engine" which
iwll require different protocols than "HTML-embedded Java Applets". HTTP is
just fine for the last, and that is all we know about now.

Matthew James Marnell <> asks:

> Why are we talking about running
> Java applets on servers?  

Well, if you have a big data source (let's say the complete works of
Shakespeare) and I want to do a really wonky query (let's say it involves
linguistics based interpretation of the text), I might just upload my applet
and you can bill me for the CPU time it takes up.

 Paul Prescod