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Trivial question - applets written in year 2000

 
David Payne
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Will applets written in sometime around 2000 work in today's computers and browsers ? If not, is there a way to make them work ?
 
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They should work; have you encountered one that doesn't?
 
Randall Twede
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my experience is they work fine. my only problem was when i refactored one i wrote in 2000 using java 7. i stuck to strickly java 1 code, but my browser wasn't hep to what java 7 was
actually, i had one problem. my 2000 applet had it's background color set to the default which was gray. this worked fine against a white web page. the new default color of white didn't
 
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I tried some of them written in Java 1.3 and 1.4 from sun. The ones written in java 1.0 also worked.
Duh...I should have done a google check first. I am curious to know how applets written in 1.0 can still work in 2012 ?
 
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A more appropriate question would be: why wouldn't they? Java is designed to be backwards-compatible, meaning code written for version N will work on version M, provided M>=N.
 
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