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AWT vs. Swing in applets?

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Hey sharks
If I want an applet that functions in the largest possible number of
browsers, which setup should I choose? Is it better to
use AWT than Swing? The user is the average, potentially technically
challenged user.
Kind regards - Jesper
Jul 17 '05 #1
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"Jesper Matthiesen" <jmatthiesen[_fjen_]@tiscali.dk> wrote in message
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Hey sharks
If I want an applet that functions in the largest possible number of
browsers, which setup should I choose? Is it better to
use AWT than Swing? The user is the average, potentially technically
challenged user.
Kind regards - Jesper


Don't use applets. Go with HTML and JS if at all possible. If that is really
impossible consider flash. I am a true Java proponent but applets are a dead
end.

Regards,

Silvio Bierman
Jul 17 '05 #2

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"Silvio Bierman" <sb******@idfix.nl> wrote in message
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"Jesper Matthiesen" <jmatthiesen[_fjen_]@tiscali.dk> wrote in message
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Hey sharks
If I want an applet that functions in the largest possible number of
browsers, which setup should I choose? Is it better to
use AWT than Swing? The user is the average, potentially technically
challenged user.
Kind regards - Jesper
Don't use applets. Go with HTML and JS if at all possible. If that is

really impossible consider flash. I am a true Java proponent but applets are a dead end.

Regards,

Silvio Bierman


I did a project using applets, and had a hard time getting them to work with
the various different browsers and platforms (especially Solaris). I managed
it in the end, and both Swing / AWT worked fine. Swing looks better and is
easier to use, so i'd recommend that.

If you are trying to achieve something simple / graphical then I agree with
the flash suggestion however.

john
Jul 17 '05 #3

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nos
my experience is that most PEOPLE have not done
anything to upgrade java and have a browser that only
understands java 1.0
furthermore, they are not willing to take the time to upgrade
if you get feedback from these users it is "it doesn't work"

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"Silvio Bierman" <sb******@idfix.nl> wrote in message
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"Jesper Matthiesen" <jmatthiesen[_fjen_]@tiscali.dk> wrote in message
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Hey sharks
If I want an applet that functions in the largest possible number of
browsers, which setup should I choose? Is it better to
use AWT than Swing? The user is the average, potentially technically
challenged user.
Kind regards - Jesper
Don't use applets. Go with HTML and JS if at all possible. If that is

really
impossible consider flash. I am a true Java proponent but applets are a

dead
end.

Regards,

Silvio Bierman


I did a project using applets, and had a hard time getting them to work

with the various different browsers and platforms (especially Solaris). I managed it in the end, and both Swing / AWT worked fine. Swing looks better and is
easier to use, so i'd recommend that.

If you are trying to achieve something simple / graphical then I agree with the flash suggestion however.

john

Jul 17 '05 #4

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Folks,

You might consider "Thinlets." I'm using these and realy enjoying them.

http://www.thinlet.com

You should be able to support most folks with Java 1.1

Robert
"nos" <no*@nospam.com> wrote in message
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my experience is that most PEOPLE have not done
anything to upgrade java and have a browser that only
understands java 1.0
furthermore, they are not willing to take the time to upgrade
if you get feedback from these users it is "it doesn't work"

"John" <?> wrote in message
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"Silvio Bierman" <sb******@idfix.nl> wrote in message
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"Jesper Matthiesen" <jmatthiesen[_fjen_]@tiscali.dk> wrote in message
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> Hey sharks
> If I want an applet that functions in the largest possible number of
> browsers, which setup should I choose? Is it better to
> use AWT than Swing? The user is the average, potentially technically
> challenged user.
> Kind regards - Jesper
>
>

Don't use applets. Go with HTML and JS if at all possible. If that is

really
impossible consider flash. I am a true Java proponent but applets are
a dead
end.

Regards,

Silvio Bierman


I did a project using applets, and had a hard time getting them to work

with
the various different browsers and platforms (especially Solaris). I

managed
it in the end, and both Swing / AWT worked fine. Swing looks better and is easier to use, so i'd recommend that.

If you are trying to achieve something simple / graphical then I agree

with
the flash suggestion however.

john


Jul 17 '05 #5

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