Java is not the only applet language! (fwd)

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Mon, 23 Sep 1996 22:09:45 -0700 (PDT)

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Subject: Java is not the only applet language! (fwd)
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 22:09:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <>

Once upon a time Ka-Ping Yee shaped the electrons to say...
>Excuse me, but how can the W3C possibly claim that Java is
>the only WWW applet programming language?

Simple - APPLET was developed by Sun specifically for Java Applets.  It is
not to be used for other languages.  OBJECT is meant for more generic use
and for developments going forward.  APPLET is Java only.,

>Specific references to Java should be removed.  This tag (and
>the <OBJECT> tag) are for embedding objects of general types,

Wrong - OBJECT is for general types, APPLET is for Java.  The only
reason APPLET is in there is historical - the number of systems that used
APPLET in pages that worked with NS and HotJava before OBJECT was announced.

Browsers assume Java if they see APPLET.

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