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UnsupportedClassVersionError

 
Allen Bandela
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Why do I get this error?
Is it due to the JDK version?
I used JDK1.5. Is'nt Java backward compatible? It executed fine on my machine, but gave me the above error on a different machine. By the way, the exception occured while initializing an applet.
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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If you compile with JDK 1.5, by default, the class files will not work with older JDKs. Older class files will work with JDK 1.5. You can use the -target switch to generate code for older JVMs, but then you can't use any nw language features.

Moving to Java in General (Beginner).
 
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