When I compile at home with the latest version of the SDK my applets will not run on the browsers where I work. I get a major version mismatch error. If I compile on the Unix development box here with a much older version of Java then the applets run without error. Apparently applets are not backwardly compataible? If this is true then am I to understand that I have to "dumb down" the applet by compiling it on the oldest version I can find if I want to make it more accessible?
Nope! You can use javac myApplet.java -target 1.1 // Mathias
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"You can use javac myApplet.java -target 1.1" Thanks!! I had some pretty good results with this. Not 100% but a teriffic improvement. My applets seemed to work just fine on the older version of IE at work. Still seems to be a problem with the older version of Netscape. I will do some more checking and if I can't find an answer I will post version numbers for the browsers. One small advantage in working for a company that drags it's feet about upgrading to newer browsers. They are furnishing a nice test environment for stuff I am writing at home.