Patent Number: 6,167,453

Title: Method and apparatus for utilizing URLs to specify local or remote java bean repositories

Abstract: A method and apparatus for extending the capability of uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to access Repositories on local and Internet connected remote machines. A general syntax for a uniform resource locator for a local machine has a protocol of "beans:", followed by an optional entry for a drive letter. The drive letter allows specification of a local device (e.g., A: or C: drive) where a repository is located. In addition, the general syntax contains entries for a file system path, repository name and Java Archive designation. The general syntax for the uniform resource locator for a remote machine has a protocol of "beans:" followed by entries for host name, file system path, repository name, and the Java Archive designation.

Inventors: Becker; Craig Henry (Austin, TX), Knutson; James Irwin (Austin, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017