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Question: Why might RMI be a sensible option for communication between client and server in a web application?

So why would RMI be used for communication between client and server in web apps?

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  • What do you mean by sensible option? Jan 7 '11 at 16:00
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    The format of the question suggests this may come from a book, and is probably quite outdated. My best guess would be that it's referring to the client being a Java applet, which was sort-of in fashion in the late 90s. In that context, it would make a lot more sense than it does now.
    – Daniel B
    Oct 1 '12 at 8:23
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It's not.

RMI is a binary protocol for serializing and sending Java objects between two end-points and you really need those end-points to be JVM's for that to work.

With "web applications" I assume you mean html+http+javascript which would be incredible hard (if at all possible) to use with RMI.

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  • And the end-points need to be compatible JVM's even.
    – user1249
    Jan 8 '11 at 18:29
  • and the end points also need compatible code (or enough security clearance to download&execute code) Apr 4 '12 at 7:54

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