Is it possible to "pre-install" an applet? I want to deploy an applet in an environment where downloading applets from a remote location will not be allowed on end user machines.
With Windows Active X controls, I could achieve this by specifying an OBJECT tag with a CLASSID and no CODEBASE, and as long as the ActiveX control was previously installed on the user's machine and properly recorded in the Windows registry, this would work fine.
Is there any equivalent functionality for applets? And if so, can it be done with code signing with a bonafide certificate that will pass muster even in an JRE with security settings at their highest level?