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08-02-2002, 08:38 PM
Hi all!! I'm new and I've no much idea about this matter:

I'd like to create a navigator interface which lets me,
under special conditions,run or giving the control to another
external programm(e.g. MATLAB)

Could I use JAVA for this?Should I use JavaScript?What's the
difference between them?

Thank U .Bye :) :)

08-03-2002, 03:55 AM
Java and JavaScript are two completely different languages, and have nothing to do with each other. Java is a platform independent programming language. JavaScript is a language that was designed with pages of data in mind, like webpages, or pdfs, so it can manipulate things on a page, and perform calculations, but it can't read from or write to files. that means, that you'd need a Java applet (a Java program embedded in a webpage) in order to open another program. However, i don't think it would work in both browsers, and i also don't think it would work on the internet, only on an intranet.

08-03-2002, 12:48 PM
Thank you Joh6nn,

I've found some codes which connect MATLAB(a digital image processing programme)and JAVA so I'm sure I could run MATLAB inside JAVA programming but I don't know if JAVA has enough tools for programming the navigator interface:

if I've understood well I could programm it using JAVA which wouldn't work in Internet,couldn't I? I'm doing a tutorial for my University and it'll be only for internal use,so I wouldn't need Internet

Thank you again,bye :D