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scripting applets from javascript

 
algy smith
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I'm a complete java novice, but I'm trying to create a very simple applet that I can script from JavaScript in my browser (IE6), i.e. I want to call it's methods from JScript to control it. I downloaded an easy example from the web which worked fine, but when I rebuilt the applet, I could no longer call any of the it's methods from JavaScript (get a "object doesn't support this property or method" error). I eventually figured out that if I built it with Java version 1.2.x it works, but if I build it with 1.3.x or later it gives this error. I'm not sure what I need to do to get it to work with newer versions. It does not seem to matter what version of the Java VM is on the machine I actually run it on, just the version it is built with. Can someone tell what what I'm doing wrong?
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Maulin Vasavada
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hi algy
I have not any experience with JScript but as far as Applet-Javascript communication is concerned then I remember that in IE if we use OBJECT or Applet tags and give ID to it and call "public" methods on that applet then it works. In Netscape if we use EMBED tag then we can't invoke applet's method using assigned NAME attribute in the EMBEd tag for that applet...
I am not sure how much does this help...I don't think it would be the issue depending upon just JDK we use to compile things...
Regards
Maulin
 
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