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Error: Unable to Initialize applet

 
Ann Harney
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Hi:
When I try to enter a website on which I wish to pay a bill, I get the following:
JavaScript Application
Error: unable to initialize applet.
Sorry, but I know little about Java and nothing about applets.
I'm new to this newsgroup, so I'll include the specs for my computer. I am using Netscape 7.1. My computer processor is a Pentium 3, 800 Mhz; 512 mb RAM; 20 gig hard drive about half full.
Thanks in advance
Ann Harney
 
Joe Ess
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Originally posted by Ann Harney:

JavaScript Application
Error: unable to initialize applet.

Well, JavaScript and Java are not the same thing, and this is a Java-oriented website. That said, you may have JavaScript turned off in your browser preferences.
 
Ann Harney
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Thanks Joe. I tried to change the preferences as the NS Help suggests, but it didn't make any difference, so I went back to an older version of NS and paid the bill that way. I still don't know why 7.1 won't do the same thing, but at least I've solved the immediate problem.
Ann
 
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There's a lot of "problems" with the new Netscape (actually repackaged Mozilla ) which are actually the result of Mozilla adhereing to standards where previous browsers (most notibly IE) were broken. Lots of websites make use of these holes in the standards and those pages look "broken" when viewed with a browser that is a bit more strict. I've had good luck with the later versions of Mozilla. I think they are a bit more lenient than the one the Netscape browser was built on.
 
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