Meaning – An applet is a small application that is written in the Java programming language, that runs on the web browser after it is retrieved from the web server. If you inspect the code for the web page, you will see a reference to the applet in question and this is something similar to how graphics files are treated as well. Since applets work on the web browser of the individual, the access rights for the applet are highly limited in the following ways.
- The applet cannot access the file system of the client on which it is operating.
- The applet can only communicate with the server from which it is retrieved.
Example of usage – “The applet allowed the developers to add some functionalities to the web page”.