Writing a File
Your script cannot write files itself; it should call a Java applet's public method
which will actually do all the dirty file writing work for you.
The bad news is that
Therefore, nobody publishes scripts that write files via signed applets, although
in versions 4 of both major browsers it's technically possible.
- Writing is a privileged operation, and
therefore your Java applet must be digitally signed in order to write files.
- Applet signing for Internet Explorer is completely different from
applet signing for Netscape Navigator.
- Signed applets may not work properly in Netscape Navigator 3.
- What's the worst, it's very insecure to put privileged operations
in public methods of signed applets!
If you publsh such an applet, a malicious code could easily subvert the applet's
public methods, and you (the applet publisher/signer) will be sued for any damage!