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So I have my applet running, and I had several people access the web page all at once. Some people experienced a lag in Internet Explorer, but never in Firefox. The IE lag was inconsistent; some people experienced it, others did not. The basic gist of the applet is this: the user clicks a button, moves the mouse in a blank area, after a certain number of data points are collected, the applet performed some functions, then displays the results in a JList. The lag occurs after the final data point is collected, and before the results are displayed. The lag was up to 15 seconds.
I've made some tweaks to the code, but since the lag doesn't occur in Firefox, I can't determine the issue. Here is the information I know:
IE version = 7
FF version = 3.5.5
JVM version = 1.6.17
I hope this isn't a too open-ended question. I was hoping someone would have generic thoughts on why the performance would be different between the two browsers.
I appreciate your thoughts.
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