I recently entered the world of applet creation. My applets run just fine on my machine, and on several friends' machines. However, for the vast majority of users, apparently regardless of OS and browser, they do not work.
I'm compiling my applet using Sun's JDK, and I've tried versions 1.2.2, 1.3.1_05, and 1.4.0_03. It doesn't seem to make any difference. Note that most users who CAN see my applet, are in the same Comp Sci classes as me, and have installed Sun's JDK themselves.
I created a version of my page that prompts users to download the JRE, and if they download it, all my applets DO work. However this is a huge hassle for users and it seems like it should be unnecessary; there's an awful lot of applets online that already work for nearly all users without requiring that download.
Should I be using a different compiler/different SDK? Perhaps different compiler options? I've already told the compiler to target an earlier version, and that didn't make any difference.