What is an applet stub?

John Zukowski

An applet stub is an interface that the applet container (browser) creator will implement abstracting out capabilities like getting applet parameters, the applet's code/document base and other information necessary for the contained applet(s). As an applet program, you'll rarely use the interface. The only time you really run across a need to do anything with the interface is if you try to run your applet in your own container. You'll then have to implement the AppletStub interface yourself, along with the AppletContext interface.