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Applet interaction with URL hash

March 15th, 2011

Applets don’t have to be just isolated box on a web page. They can communicate with a web page in which they are placed. Below is example of how can applet react to URL changes and also cause the changes.

Advantages

  • Possibility to creates anchor which changes the state of an applet, for example selecting a tab in tabbed pane.
  • State changes are added to window history, so you can use back and forward buttons.
  • No need to reload applet nor web page.

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