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Accessing applet string from javascript

Gary Damschen
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Joined: May 02, 2003
Posts: 3
I need to check for whether or not applet scripting is enabled in a user's browser. I can check for javascript being enabled and Java being enabled, but I do not seem to be able to reliably verify that the ability to script an applet is enabled. My Java is a bit rusty, but I have an applet (see below) that displays the word "Enabled" in the browser. I want to access that string in the applet from the browser using JavaScript to verify that scripting is enabled, but I can't seem to access the currStatus string from the applet. Any suggestions?
-Gary
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Java applet:

ASP page code:
Corey McGlone
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Joined: Dec 20, 2001
Posts: 3271
Gary,
There are a couple classes within the netscape.javascript package that allow an applet to talk to javascript and vice versa. Take a look at this thread for some more information.
I hope that helps,
Corey


SCJP Tipline, etc.
Eric Pascarello
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Joined: Nov 08, 2001
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Hello there, you can change properties with the applet rather easily, look at this post and see if this will help you
http://www.coderanch.com/t/113648/HTML-JavaScript/set-applet-ID-your-html
Eric
 
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