Issue entered final state: How much in the way of Java ap...

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Date: Sun, Jun 27 1999


Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 19:34:22 -0400 (EDT)
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Issue Summary:
             Forum: WCA issues tracking forum [1]                       
             Issue: How much in the way of Java applets and Active X is crossing the wire? [2]
          Category: Content Composition                                 
          Priority: important                                           
             State: resolved                                            

        Created on: 1999-06-27 19:33:57                                 
        Created by: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen [3]                          
       Assigned to: WCA default [4]                                     

Issue Description:
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It the transfer of Java applets and/or Active X components is high,
issues of security (source verification and integrity), resource
replication and consistency maintenance, versioning, and resource
interdependence become a greater concern.
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Issue Resolution:
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Detecting applets from client traces can be difficult. Out of 3.6
million Web requests from the AOL97 traces, 928 (or 0.25%) were for
"*.class" files, which typically indicate Java applets. However, it is
also possible to specify Java files as zip files. For the AOL97
traces, 166 requests were made for zip files (less than 0.05%). There
were only a handful (under 100) attempts to use MIME typing to denote
applets. The WCG is looking into how to detect Active-X components.

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References:
[1] http://cgi.w3.org/ETA/forums.php3/wca/?forums_id=2
[2] http://cgi.w3.org/ETA/issues.php3/wca/?issues_id=141
[3] http://cgi.w3.org/ETA/contacts.php3/wca/?contacts_id=2
[4] http://cgi.w3.org/ETA/contacts.php3/wca/?contacts_id=1