This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Of course there's no exception or output on the server side. Have you checked the Java console to see if the applet is throwing an exception yet? If not, then that is the first thing you should do next.