The examples on this page provide demonstration applets solely for the purpose of demonstrating and evaluating Java Plug-in. Hence, the HTML of each page explicitly specifies the use of the Java™ Plug-in rather than the default Java virtual machine contained in your browser.
Java Plug-in is installed as part of the public Java 2 Runtime Environment. Once installed, the Java Plug-in loads automatically and transparently to render Java applets.
All of these applets leverage Java 2 SDK 1.4.2 features, and are thus dependent on features in that version. For information on compatibility, see Compatibility with Previous Releases. The applets include those in the demo directory of the Java 2 SDK, plus a few extras. Each applet is viewed by opening the respective web page (see the links below) in your Web browser.
Programmers: Please feel free to reuse source code from our applets, except in programs where a bug could be life-threatening.