|Interpreted (not compiled) by client.
||Compiled on server before execution on client.
|Object-based. Code uses built-in, extensible objects, but no classes or inheritance.
||Object-oriented. Applets consist of object classes with inheritance.
|Code integrated with, and embedded in, HTML.
||Applets distinct from HTML (accessed from HTML pages).
|Variable data types not declared (loose typing).
||Variable data types must be declared (strong typing).
|Dynamic binding. Object references checked at run-time.
||Static binding. Object references must exist at compile-time.
|Cannot automatically write to hard disk.
||Cannot automatically write to hard disk.