In general you can gain access the following functionality:
  • Issuing an RMI call to a remote object running on a different server than the applet's
  • Executing a client-side program
  • Reading from and writing to files stored on the client
  • Sending a report to a local printer
  • Accessing the system clipboard
  • Reading the client's system properties (e.g. user name)
  • Determining the structure of an object (fields, methods, values, etc.) using the Reflection API

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