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getting the default browser+MIME data

waleed_cs2000waleed_cs2000 Posts: 1Member
hi all
I want to ask : how to get the current system default browser by java code at runtime (IE,firefox,...)? and how to get its specific version ? also how to get the supported MIME type of that browser also by java code?

this is intended to be part of a network agent by java.
thanks

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  • zibadianzibadian Posts: 6,349Member
    : hi all
    : I want to ask : how to get the current system default browser by
    : java code at runtime (IE,firefox,...)? and how to get its specific
    : version ? also how to get the supported MIME type of that browser
    : also by java code?
    :
    : this is intended to be part of a network agent by java.
    : thanks

    For windows this can be found in the registry. One possible location is HK_CLASSES.htm and HK_CLASSES.html. I don't know if/where other OSes store their default browser.
    Note: Applets can only access the registry with special privileges.
  • ivo jonkerivo jonker Posts: 13Member
    : : hi all
    : : I want to ask : how to get the current system default browser by
    : : java code at runtime (IE,firefox,...)? and how to get its specific
    : : version ? also how to get the supported MIME type of that browser
    : : also by java code?
    : :
    : : this is intended to be part of a network agent by java.
    : : thanks
    :
    : For windows this can be found in the registry. One possible location
    : is HK_CLASSES.htm and HK_CLASSES.html. I don't know if/where other
    : OSes store their default browser.
    : Note: Applets can only access the registry with special privileges.

    I guess if you're using an applet, there should be a way to test in what browser the applet is running :)..

    Googled found this:http://www.rgagnon.com/javadetails/java-0160.html
  • zibadianzibadian Posts: 6,349Member
    : : : hi all
    : : : I want to ask : how to get the current system default browser by
    : : : java code at runtime (IE,firefox,...)? and how to get its specific
    : : : version ? also how to get the supported MIME type of that browser
    : : : also by java code?
    : : :
    : : : this is intended to be part of a network agent by java.
    : : : thanks
    : :
    : : For windows this can be found in the registry. One possible location
    : : is HK_CLASSES.htm and HK_CLASSES.html. I don't know if/where other
    : : OSes store their default browser.
    : : Note: Applets can only access the registry with special privileges.
    :
    : I guess if you're using an applet, there should be a way to test in
    : what browser the applet is running :)..
    :
    : Googled found this:http://www.rgagnon.com/javadetails/java-0160.html

    The browser, in which the applet runs, is given as one of the system properties. Here's the code to get that value:
    [code]
    String browserName = System.getProperty("browser");
    [/code]
    The question then becomes: is that browser the default browser?
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