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Why use a Java applet instead of JavaScript?

 
Montana Burr
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Why?
 
Bear Bibeault
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Can't think of a single reason.
 
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The applet can access data from the client's file system -- if you can fight your way through the alligator-infested swamp of acquiring a security certificate and signing your applet with it, that is.
 
Theodar Amaladass
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Ofcourse..... it has its own perks.
We can access the file system.
We can determine the window size that the user sees.
We can make the page much more interactive.
File transfers are much simple
 
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I like to think of applets as a solution which has been replaced by much better/efficient solutions long time back.
 
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And welcome to the Ranch Theodar Amaladass
 
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Allen,

Applets are a dead technology, and have been for quite some time. A similar question was asked last week and received similar comments.

My advice is to not use them ever again.
 
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allen robin wrote:Hey,Java Applets fast and are supported nowadays.the reasons being:

Applets are supported by most web browsers.

This is not entirely correct. Chrome has dropped support for applets and Firefox will drop support by the end of 2016.

IE still supports them, but who wants to use IE?

Applets are a dead technology due to the security issues. Don't use them. Ever.
 
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