I've been able to successfully get Java Applets to load properly when I run them in Netscape 7.0 but I get the Grey Box of Java Death when I try completely simple code like
<APPLET CODE="ShowApplet.class" WIDTH=300 HEIGHT=300> Your Browser Does Not Support Java </APPLET>
I know that since NS7 displays this just fine (the ShowApplet class is a simple Applet from O'Rielley's Learning Java CH22, it does exactly what the book says both in NS7 and in AppletViewer) that the HTML and the Java code is fine and that all the files are in the right places (i'm pretty sure).
When I run IE6 and view this I get a Grey Box. What gives? Does MS hate Sun that much? If this happens to me then will it also happen to people who view my pages when I finally put them on a server?