28 Jan 2012 Kay   » (Journeyer)

How to use Java applets in modern browsers

Finding out how to embed a Java applet in current major browsers is quite a task. Lots of pages still suggest using the <applet> tag and describe how to use the mayscript attribute to allow communication between Java and JavaScript. Other pages recommend using this mysterious mayscript attribute even in <embed> and <object> tags. I think there is a lot of voodoo out there, attributes which sound important but are not necessary at all...

So I started studying this stuff by myself. My goal was embedding a Java applet on a page which must work in Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari. The applet must receive an applet parameter and must communicate with JavaScript in both directions.

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Syndicated 2012-01-28 16:15:10 from K's cluttered loft

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