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How to read a getter from javascript

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I am using a third party applet that has 'getter' fileds that return booleans, stings or integers. How can I read these using Javascript ?
For example, there is a getter method in the applet that looks like this:
public boolean getIsFitToWidth()
return _imagePanel.getIsFitToWidth();
Which returns true or false.
Any info would be appreciated . . .
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hi Mike
I know that in IE, you can call applet's public methods using ID field on OBJECT tag and that would work for you I guess but in Netscape based browsers I guess that is a problem as EMBED tag doesn't work the way OBJECT tag works and the browser doesn't identify the component as an applet hence doesn't allow calling the same public method.
This is for the case when you are using Java Plugin. I'm not sure if things are behaving similar for simple APPLET tag as well.
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