Apple: Mac OS 10.0 Java Release Notes
MRJFileUtils.openURL() not implemented in Mac OS X.
Apple: Using Runtime.exec() to Open a URL
How one would open a URL in a web browser on a Macintosh.
Browser Utility
Class to launch a URL in a web browser in a platform independent manner. Includes an optional swing GUI allowing user customization. [Open Source - GPL]
BrowserLauncher
Open the system web browser with particular attention paid to various Macintosh systems. [Freeware]
Java World: Control Browsers from Your Java Application
With a little platform-specific Java code, you can easily use your system's default browser to display any URL in Windows or Unix.
JConfig
Class Libraries that allow a URL to be launched in a browser on Windows, Unix, or Macintosh. [Commercial]
MSDN: Start Internet Explorer from a Java Application
Microsoft article that states that the "rundll32 url.dll,FileProtocolHandler" will not work with internet explorer and urls ending in htm or html. Suggests two alternate methods for opening URLs, each of which uses proprietary com.ms.* classes.
Last update:
January 2, 2007 at 17:07:17 UTC
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