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What exactly is wrong with the object tag in IE?

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Hi all,

I have been testing java applets. I am trying to find out why
different implementations behave the way they do. My problem is with
the method:

<object classid="java:test.class">Some alternative text</object>

This seems to work consistantly on every browser with java enabled
except for IE 4 to 6 and NS4.x. This method only works for these
browsers if the applet is compiled using java version 1.2.2 and
probably earlier, because the NS and MS JVM's are are only Java1
compliant and java 1.2 compilers are backwards compatible.

I am fine with NS's behavior but its IE that frustrates me. Even with
the java plugin, IE wants to use the MS JVM with the above method.


Shane Anderson
Web Accessibility in Mind (

PS I know there are other methods for implementing applets. My
question is focused on this particular method.
Jul 20 '05 #1
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