This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Here's one for the authors, as well as others on this forum. How have you solved the problem of needing a certain JRE (say, 1.4.2_08) for your applet to run, yet your users may already have another 1.4.2 runtime on their machine (say 1.4.2_06). Assume that the users aren't technically savvy. I know that you can specify this using CLSID when declaring your applet in either a JSP or HTML file, but I'm looking for some good advice on how this problem was solved in real world situations.