You will be able to do RMI using JDK 1.3 (as long as you follow RMI conventions under JDK 1.3 - and as long as you are communicating between JDK 1.3 compatible RMI implementations) - however, you will not be able to develop servlets without J2EE.
Write once, run anywhere, because there's nowhere to hide! - /. A.C.
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