SOME SUGGESTIONS AND A JAVA PROVERB
Always test your applets under a variety of browsers and on different
Different browsers support Java differently. The same browser on
different platforms might even support Java differently. Variations may
be manifested by differences in the appearance or behavior of applets.
The situation is improving, but is not solved.
Do not use native classes unless absolutely necessary.
A native method is one in which the body is implemented in a different
language. This technique allows the programmer to take advantage of platform
specific features or improved performance (since part of the code may be
written in a compiled language). Unfortunately this is at the cost of
Be careful when using Java development tools.
Do not assume that graphical code development tools for Java will generate
byte codes that will run everywhere. Some systems may generate Java code
that is of a version not supported by most browsers, or may support the
use of native classes.
May your applets live long
and travel to many strange
and distant computers...