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alternate text not working in IE 6???

 
Stephen Huey
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I'm trying to display text to my user when they don't have Java installed in their browser. However, it doesn't seem to work in IE 6. I'm putting text between the APPLET tags (and outside PARAM tags), and I'm also putting text in the ALT attribute of the opening APPLET tag. Any ideas why my text isn't showing up? Where is it supposed to be? Before, my applet's size was specified at 10 by 10, but I changed it to 200 by 200 and I still don't see any text in the grey box.
Is there any possibility that these alternate texts no longer work in IE 6? (Just trying to come up with an excuse, I know)
I got my info from this page and followed it closely (although I don't doubt that I could be missing something obvious):
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/applet/appletsonly/html.html

I'm back and I'm editing my question. This guy seems to agree with me that it does not work:
http://javatester.org/failed.test.html
[ January 28, 2004: Message edited by: S. C. Huey ]
 
Billybob Marshall
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My guess is it probably DOES have java enabled, but it's just that it's using IE's outdated (non-Sun) JVM and your applet requires some class(es) (such as swing) which the outdated JVM doesn't have built-in.
 
Stephen Huey
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Yeah, that sounds right. Argh. And most of my users who don't have a decent JVM installed are probably going to have the defective one in their browser, so there's no way for me to show them a message to let them know they need to have it installed, huh?
 
Billybob Marshall
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Originally posted by S. C. Huey:
Yeah, that sounds right. Argh. And most of my users who don't have a decent JVM installed are probably going to have the defective one in their browser, so there's no way for me to show them a message to let them know they need to have it installed, huh?

You can always use the Java plug-in specific <object> tag rather than the non-specific <applet> tag. It's just then, you'll be tied to a particular version of the plug-in.
 
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