why applets are not used these days?
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Posted By:   geeta_chadha
Posted On:   Tuesday, March 1, 2005 03:57 AM

why applets are not used these days?

Re: why applets are not used these days?

Posted By:   Christopher_Koenigsberg  
Posted On:   Wednesday, March 2, 2005 08:24 PM

Well one reason is that stuff about having to sign them and deal with security managers etc. is kind of complicated and weird. Otherwise they can only connect back to the same server they were downloaded from, cannot access any local resources on the client, etc. so basically all they can do is just draw pictures.

Another reason is that with the development and standardization of "DHTML" and Javascript event handlers etc., now you can do a lot in the browser DOM, without needing an applet (if you're just moving stuff around on the screen).

And, the variability of the JVM's available on the client browsers is another factor, especially since Microsoft did all it could to kill this by keeping an ancient JVM, because of its legal dispute with Sun when it tried to change stuff in Java....
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