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Best URL to download Java from.

 
Ryan McGuire
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I have a java applet on my site. I know it's been at least a decade since I've worked on a computer that doesn't have Java installed, but I suppose it's wildly possible for some of my site visitors to not yet know the joys of Java.

What is the generally accepted "correct" page to direct users to to allow them to download and install enough Java to run applets in a browser? I want my users to have to think and read as little as possible (they're already pretty good at that) but still get the right version of Java for their machine (maybe a PC, maybe Mac, maybe Linux).

Thoughts?

Thanks.
 
Rok Štelcer
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Hi,

Check the following links:
  • http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/guide/plugin/developer_guide/using_tags.html
  • http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/plugin/developer_guide/using_tags.html

  • Since you're concern that users may not have JRE installed, you shouldn't use APPLET tag.
    OBJECT and EMBED tags already provide the needed functionality.

    Hope this helps.


    Regards,
    Rok
     
    Rok Štelcer
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    For Wins, check the following link (autodownload files):
    http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/deployment/deployment-guide/autodl-files.html

    On UNIX/Linux, the concept of JRE installing is a bit different ...


    Regards,
    Rok
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