General J2EE: Application server communicate with HTTP thick clients?

  1. Hi,

    The project I am working on consists of multiple thick client java applications communicating via http with an application server (in this case Weblogic 6.1) for data and other services.

    The client applications cache data locally. In certain cases, I would like to have the server "tell" the clients to clear their cache.

    Is there a way for the application server to reliably communicate with all it's clients? Ideally, this communication needs to happen via http, but I'd still be interested in other forms of socket communication solutions... and other ideas.

    thank you for your help,
  2. I see where JMS using Publish/Subscribe Messaging will work... is this considered the best solution?

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