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
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 ?
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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.