As far as I've understood, JavaFX is (like Swing) a client framework. To show the graphical stuff on the client there are two options:
- use a plugin to display the contents; this is what applets and flash (among others) do.
Unless I'm wrong, JavaFX only supports the second way, using applets. That sucks, yes. It's the reason my interest in JavaFX was greatly diminished; I was hoping to write some better user interfaces without having to resort to using applets. So much for that idea...