user1107924 wrote:Not unless the applet has been compiled with the target flag to target a lower version.
hello all.. my question is very simple.. if I compile and sign an applet with the jdk 1.6.0_37... can a user sees it without problems if he/she has a lower version of java?
I'm doing some tests and I can see the applet with a lower version (jdk 1.6.0_21) but .. there is any posible problem?Of course you'll always have the lower versions working with a newer one, but not the other way around.
EJP wrote:Well, not counting the many patches to security holes that Oracle introduced. Applets can work on one minor version and completely fail on a newer release depending on what they do.
Having said that, there should be no problems within a version, e.g. the two releases of 1.6 that you mention.