uk.ac.starlink.topcat.func
Class Browsers

java.lang.Object
  extended by uk.ac.starlink.topcat.func.Browsers

public class Browsers
extends Object

Displays URLs in web browsers.

Since:
9 Jun 2005
Author:
Mark Taylor (Starlink)

Method Summary
static String basicBrowser(String url)
          Displays a URL in a basic HTML viewer.
static String firefox(String url)
          Displays a URL in a Firefox web browser.
static String mozalike(String cmd, String url)
          Displays a URL in a web browser from the Mozilla family; it must support flags of the type "-remote openURL(url)".
static String mozilla(String url)
          Displays a URL in a Mozilla web browser.
static String netscape(String url)
          Displays a URL in a Netscape web browser.
static String systemBrowser(String url)
          Attempts to display a URL in the system's default web browser.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Method Detail

basicBrowser

public static String basicBrowser(String url)
Displays a URL in a basic HTML viewer. This is only likely to work for HTML, text or RTF data. The browser can follow hyperlinks and has simple forward/back buttons, but lacks the sophistication of a proper WWW browser application.

Parameters:
url - location of the document to display
Returns:
short log message

systemBrowser

public static String systemBrowser(String url)
Attempts to display a URL in the system's default web browser. Exactly what couts as the default web browser is system dependent, as is whether this function will work properly.

Parameters:
url - location of the document to display
Returns:
short log message

mozilla

public static String mozilla(String url)
Displays a URL in a Mozilla web browser. Probably only works on Unix-like operating systems, and only if Mozilla is already running.

Parameters:
url - location of the document to display
Returns:
short log message

firefox

public static String firefox(String url)
Displays a URL in a Firefox web browser. Probably only works on Unix-like operating systems, and only if Firefox is already running.

Parameters:
url - location of the document to display
Returns:
short log message

netscape

public static String netscape(String url)
Displays a URL in a Netscape web browser. Probably only works on Unix-like operating systems, and only if Netscape is already running.

Parameters:
url - location of the document to display
Returns:
short log message

mozalike

public static String mozalike(String cmd,
                              String url)
Displays a URL in a web browser from the Mozilla family; it must support flags of the type "-remote openURL(url)". Probably only works on Unix-like operating systems, and only if the browser is already running.

Parameters:
cmd - name or path of the browser command
url - location of the document to display
Returns:
short log message


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