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  2. JDK-8256145

JEP 398: Deprecate the Applet API for Removal

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    • JEP Type:
      Feature
    • Exposure:
      Open
    • Subcomponent:
    • Scope:
      SE
    • Discussion:
      awt dash dev at openjdk dot java dot net
    • Effort:
      S
    • Duration:
      S
    • JEP Number:
      398

      Description

      Summary

      Deprecate the Applet API for removal. It is essentially irrelevant since all web-browser vendors have either removed support for Java browser plug-ins or announced plans to do so.

      History

      The Applet API was previously deprecated, though not for removal, by JEP 289 in Java 9.

      Description

      Deprecate, for removal, these classes and interfaces of the standard Java API:

      • java.applet.Applet
      • java.applet.AppletStub
      • java.applet.AppletContext
      • java.applet.AudioClip
      • javax.swing.JApplet
      • java.beans.AppletInitializer

      Deprecate, for removal, any API elements that reference the above classes and interfaces, including methods and fields in:

      • java.beans.Beans
      • javax.swing.RepaintManager
      • javax.naming.Context

      Testing

      Hundreds of tests need to be either modified or removed before the Applet API is removed, but this JEP is solely about deprecation-for-removal. We will review these tests to determine if further @SuppressWarnings annotations are required.

      Risks and Assumptions

      In case remaining uses of these APIs do exist, developers can suppress compiler warnings via the @SuppressWarnings("removal") annotation or the -Xlint:-removal command-line option of the javac compiler.

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              Assignee:
              herrick Andy Herrick
              Reporter:
              herrick Andy Herrick
              Owner:
              Andy Herrick Andy Herrick
              Reviewed By:
              Alexander Matveev, Kevin Rushforth, Philip Race, Sergey Bylokhov
              Endorsed By:
              Kevin Rushforth
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