What is the difference between an applet and an application?


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    What is the difference between an applet and an application?

    hello!!

    Please some one tell me. What is the difference between an applet and an application?

    Thanks
    Laxy
    www.funspot.com

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    An applet is a small program that runs and exists as part of a webpage. It should be accessible to anyone who can get to that page. In general it is dependent on a web browser to function. A lot of your web based games are java applets.

    Also, applets run in what some people call a "sandbox" which protects your computer from malicious programming.

    The sandbox works in reverse too, as the designers of the applet are cut off from much of your computer's resources.

    A java application is a full fledged program (much like like ms paint, wordpad, etc) which has less restrictions than the above.

    I'm sure there is a more technical definition but this should get the point across.

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    hi Philwx thanks for your quick reply.........

    Regards
    Laxy
    www.funspot.com

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