Flash -vs- Applets
bryan.sant at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 15:29:16 MST 2006
On 11/16/06, Shane Hathaway <shane at hathawaymix.org> wrote:
> Waaaa... I've seen that applet before, and it worked fine. Today,
> attempting to load that page in Firefox 2.0 froze the browser and pegged
> the CPU until I killed the process after about 2 minutes. Konqueror
> loaded the page, but the applet never finished loading. Even after 10
> minutes it had not finished loading the 200K Jython library. (The
> applet provides a convenient timer that shows it has been trying for the
> last 10 minutes.)
> Bryan, does this illustrate why Java applets are currently a really bad
> idea? Again, it's not really Java at fault here, it's the poor
> integration. I suspect the JVM isn't getting the correct proxy settings
> from the browser, which explains Konqueror's behavior, but Firefox's
> behavior with applets is very nasty.
Yikes! The same thing just happend to me. Applets suck! :-)
Hmmmm... This is crazy. I'm sure I could write a well behaved
applet, but that doesn't mean the next guy will. It shouldn't be
possible to blow up the browser. Lame.
Now I have a specific example to beat up people with on java.net...
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