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Applet Developer's Guide

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Java Plug-in technology (hereafter the "Java Plug-in"), which is included in the Java Runtime Environment, enables Java applets to run in popular web browsers on the desktop. The Java Plug-in provides powerful new capabilities to applets in the web browser, while improving the overall reliability and functionality of applets in a backward-compatible manner.

The Java Plug-in runs one or more Java virtual machine instances (JVMs) that connect back to the browser for full interoperability with the surrounding web page. This architectural change offers many advantages and features:

See the Applet Development Tutorial, a comprehensive Java Tutorial that explains various aspects of applet development and deployment.

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