Installation instructions

Last updated: 05.01.2001

Except where otherwise indicated, the Java applets and source code on these pages are free for you to use (subject to the terms of use).

If you would like to use any of these applets, this is what you will need to do:

1. Copy the class files for the applet to your own server. You can find the class files by following the link marked 'Documentation and sources' from the applet's own page.

2. Put an APPLET tag into the page where you want to use the applet. To make this easier, the 'documentation and sources' pages contain an applet tester which allows you to try the different parameters (you'll need JavaScript enabled for this). The tester will pop up a window containing an applet configured with the options you've selected. If you use your browser's "View Source" command, you can get the HTML code needed to put the applet into your pages.

Note: when you're copying HTML source from the tester window, copy just the <APPLET> ... </APPLET> block - don't copy anything else outside those tags.

You can also use "View Source" on the applet's own page to see how to write the APPLET tag.

One more thing - the code generated by the tester will usually contain a CODEBASE attribute which gives the name of the directory where the applet will look for its files. When you put the files on your server, put them in a directory with that name (or change the CODEBASE attribute to the name of the directory you want to use).

If you're not sure how you should install Java applets, or want to know the difference between a source file and a class file, try looking for basic Java tutorials at any of the sites referenced from the links pages.