How can I force upgrade of Java if 1.3 or lower installed or the MS JVM is installed?
Posted on 2007-10-13
I have a series of Java applets that currently work with almost any version of Java 1.1 and higher. This includes the MS JVM. I am moving completely away from the MS JVM and the next version will not work with that version of Java (change is two fold: 1. Migration due to end of life of MS JVM 2. Begin using more advanced features not that the MS JVM is finally going away (kind of)).
I am looking for the best way to allow anyone using Java 1.3 or higher to use the APPLET and all lower versions, including the MS JVM to be required to upgrade. Its important not to force an upgrade unless the apsolutely are 1.3 or lower. We currently use the APPLET tag, would the OBJECT tag allow us to do this and if so how? Any compability issues with older browsers or different operating systems?
Hoping we can do this all in HTML without having to add Java code into the applet itself.
THanks in advance.