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Swing in IE 5

 
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Can I use swing in IE 5 / Netscape 4.7 ?
If no, whats the way out ?
Plz. let me know.
Thanx in advance.
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You can write Swing applets for IE 5 or NS 4.7 but you will have to use the plugin because those browsers' VM's don't support Swing. You can write Swing applets for NS 6 with no problem. To find out more about the plugin, visit Sun's plugin page.
 
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The plugin is the correct answer. Seems like many developers don't want to hear this... i.e. see it as an extra step/hassle. We have used Swing on our intranet with Netscape 4.7 with good success as far as 'ease of use'. My only complaint with Swing is that it sometimes loads slow.
 
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Swing works well using the Java plug-in as mentioned earlier. We user the plug-in supporting the 1.3 JRE and we think it is faster than the 1.2.2 (and more stable).
If you have not used the plug-in before, beware that your web page must have a bunch of extra code in it (more than the simple APPLET tag). Sun's web site on the plug-in has some good examples. I've not had success with their HTML converter, but writing your own HTML is pretty straight forward.
 
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