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How to invoke applet from a JSP?

george vasanth

Joined: Jul 07, 2004
Posts: 19
I have an applet which is in a jar file invoked from a JSP running in weblogic.

I use the following tag for invoking the applet in the JSP.

<APPLET code="BarChart.class" archive="BarChart.jar" width=500 height=500></APPLET>

But I get a ClassNotFoundException for the applet class.

Is there a specific location in which i have to put the jar file containing the applet or is there a change in the tag used to invoke the applet?

Any pointers or suggestions would be of great help.

Thanks in advance.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24199

The class files should be in the same place as the JSP, not in WEB-INF/classes or WEB-INF/lib. Those directories are only for classes that run on the server, whereas your applet classes are, as far as the webapp is concerned, just dumb data to be shipped to the browser on request. So the class files have to be in a public document directory, such as where the JSP is, so the browser can ask for them and they can be served by the web server.

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965

Before you started this thread, I answered your question in a private message. Next time you have a question, consider more carefully where and how you post it, or people will get the idea that you're taking liberties with their time by duplicating effort.
[ November 03, 2005: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
george vasanth

Joined: Jul 07, 2004
Posts: 19
Thanks Ernest and Ulf for your suggestions. I was able to solve the problem with your help.Apologize for duplicating the post. Would be careful henceforth.
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