Ok, I've spent 5 hours on this, and am regretting using java at all.

I have a japplet, and an html page to display it. Works great.

But I have used the htmlconverter1.3 to automatically download the plugin. But it doesn't work on any computer I have tried that has no javaa installed.

Here is the html code:

<html>

<!--"CONVERTED_APPLET"-->
<!-- HTML CONVERTER -->
<OBJECT classid="clsid:E19F9331-3110-11d4-991C-005004D3B3DB"
WIDTH = "400" HEIGHT = "400" NAME = "TestApplet" ALIGN = "middle" VSPACE = "0" HSPACE = "0" codebase="http://java.sun.com/products/plugin/1.3.0_02/jinstall-130_02-win32.cab#Version=1,3,0,2">
<PARAM NAME = CODE VALUE = "omahahilohandanalyzer.OmahaHand.class" >
<PARAM NAME = CODEBASE VALUE = "." >
<PARAM NAME = NAME VALUE = "TestApplet" >

<PARAM NAME="type" VALUE="application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.3.0_02">
<PARAM NAME="scriptable" VALUE="false">
<COMMENT>
<EMBED type="application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.3.0_02" CODE = "omahahilohandanalyzer.OmahaHand.class" CODEBASE = "." NAME = "TestApplet" WIDTH = "400" HEIGHT = "400" ALIGN = "middle" VSPACE = "0" HSPACE = "0" scriptable=false pluginspage="http://java.sun.com/products/plugin/1.3.0_02/plugin-install.html"><NOEMBED>

</NOEMBED>
</EMBED>
</COMMENT>
</OBJECT>

<!--
<APPLET CODE = "omahahilohandanalyzer.OmahaHand.class" CODEBASE = "." WIDTH = "400" HEIGHT = "400" NAME = "TestApplet" ALIGN = "middle" VSPACE = "0" HSPACE = "0">


</APPLET>
-->


<!--"END_CONVERTED_APPLET"-->


</html>

S o to summarize--works great if you already have the plugin but doesn't ask a windows xp machine to download teh plugin, automatically.