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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  applet 
  n  :  a  Java  application;  an  application  program  that  uses  the 
  client's  web  browser  to  provide  a  user  interface 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  applet 
 
    A  {Java}  program  which  can  be  distributed  as 
  an  attachment  in  a  {World-Wide  Web}  document  and  executed  a 
  Java-enabled  {web  browser}  such  as  Sun's  {HotJava}  or 
  {Netscape  Navigator}  version  2.0  or  later 
 
  Navigator  severely  restricts  the  applet's  file  system  and 
  network  access  in  order  to  prevent  accidental  or  deliberate 
  security  violations.  Full  Java  applications,  which  run 
  outside  of  the  browser,  do  not  have  these  restrictions. 
 
  Web  browsers  can  also  be  extended  with  {plug-ins}  though  these 
  differ  from  applets  in  that  they  usually  require  manual 
  installation  and  are  {platform}-specific.  Various  other 
  languages  can  now  be  embedded  within  {HTML}  documents,  the 
  most  common  being  {JavaScript}. 
 
  Despite  Java's  aim  to  be  a  "write  once,  run  anywhere" 
  language,  the  difficulty  of  accomodating  the  variety  of 
  browsers  in  use  on  the  Internet  has  led  many  to  abandon 
  client-side  processing  in  favour  of  {server}-side  Java 
  programs  for  which  the  term  {servlet}  was  coined. 
 
  (1999-06-15) 
 
 




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