If you want to see example of java applet, check this one on my site. When you touch the image with mouse pointer, it looks like touching the surface of water.
Since Macromedia flash was getting more popular Java applet is no more fancy staff on the web. But I found out recently that it is not so obsolete. This live Linux on web browser uses Java applet. Wow!!! it's cool. :)
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