Java and Internet

In this topic, you will learn about, Java and Internet.

Java is strongly associated with the Internet. Internet users can use JAVA to create applet program and run them locally using a JAVA enabled web browser such as HotJava. They can also use a JAVA enabled web browser to download an applet located on a computer anywhere on the Internet and run it on their local computer. The Internet user can also set up their web sites containing JAVA applet that can be used by any other user of the Internet.

Java and WWW

The World Wide Web (WWW), commonly known as the Web, is an information system where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs, such as, which may be interlinked by hypertext, and are accessible over the Internet. Java is also developed to work in a distributed environments such as the Internet. Java communicates with a web page through a special tag called <applet>. Before JAVA web was limited to display still images and text. But after the development of the JAVA web page can display graphics and animation. The web page can also contain a game.

Thus, with the support of JAVA web has become more interactive and dynamic. On the other hand, with the support of the web, we can run a java program on someone else’s computer across the Internet.

Java Support Systems

Systems that are necessary to support the JAVA for delivering information on the internet are called Java support system. Java support systems are the following.

  • Internet Connection
  • Web Server
  • web browser
  • HTML
  • APPLET tag
  • JAva Code
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