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Java is a programming language made available by Sun Microsystems under the GNU General Public License. It is one of the object-oriented programming languages.
Java can run on any supported hardware/operating-system platform without having to be re-written. Sun's slogan was "Write once, run anywhere" (WORA).
Tips and Tricks
- It is possible to insert a Java script by using the HTML editor. It is important to remember that the HTML editor does not use a header (a specific type of code at the very start of the page). A good practice is to use the WYSIWYG screen to create the desired HTML page, then switch to "view the source" with the <> icon. Now place the header information at the top and insert any other java scripts in the body of the page. Save the page.
- TIP: When trying to edit the page again, the HTML editor may essentially disable the header information. Check the source code to restore the proper header on the page.
Java is a programming language developed by Sun microsystems. You can't insert Java directly into HTML. A Java Applet, which has been programmed using the Java language and compiled externally, can be embedded in a web page (like a video or Flash object), but whether it works or not depends on the end-user having an external Java client installed on his/her computer.
Some web sites also use Java server applications, but that's yet another animal.
Java applets on the web are more like miniature applications -- such as image editors, or of interactive media. In this way, it's again similar to Flash or Shockwave multimedia objects.