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question for Dirk Schreckmann (re: applets and your June posts)

 
david eberhardt
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Dirk,
I read thru your June posts about applet problems http://www.coderanch.com/t/254541/Applets/java/Game-Tutorials-Exploring-Browser-Support
I was having a similar problem ....
I could not display in Netscape 4.7 (which I test in to ensure backward compatibility)
I could not dispplay in IE 6.0 either.
I was using standard <applet></applet> tags
I removed the jdk1.4 that I had installed and recompiled using 1.3
now my simple applets are displaying fine.

looks like lots of fancy tags and scripts to detect browser type will be req'd going forward ???
Question: have you folks developed any other info on this topic?
Thanks.
[ September 25, 2002: Message edited by: david eberhardt ]
(Marilyn fixed link)
[ September 25, 2002: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]
 
Dirk Schreckmann
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I removed the jdk1.4 that I had installed and recompiled using 1.3
now my simple applets are displaying fine.

That sounds like your browser was using a pre-1.3 plug-in. I'd guess that you could have simply compiled with the -target switch or have installed a newer Java plug-in.
looks like lots of fancy tags and scripts to detect browser type will be req'd going forward
Note that the examples on that page are not scripts to detect browser type, but they are fancy scripts to tell a broad group of browsers what to do.
Question: have you folks developed any other info on this topic?
We will have if you were to post to that thread your browser/OS/plug-in configuration and the results of viewing the various examples. Otherwise, Marilyn's version (Round02c - I think) would still appear to be the most universal tag structure to use.
 
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