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LICENSE

This license ("License") contains rights and restrictions associated with use of the accompanying software. Read the License carefully before utilizing the software. By using the software you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this license.

  1. Limited License Grant. David Griffiths ("The author") grants to you ("Licensee") a nonexclusive, nontransferable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use this The Lake Applet software (the "Software"). Licensee agrees that it shall not use the Software for computer operations of any critical nature.
  2. Source Code Whilst the author may occasionally make source code available, it is NOT in the public domain and the author retains full copyright over it. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES may software be sold containing code derived from this source code without David Griffiths giving his explicit permission.
  3. Restrictions. The Software is copyrighted and title to all copies is retained by the author. Licensee shall not make copies of Software, other than a single copy of Software in machine-readable format for back-up or archival purposes and, if applicable, Licensee may print one copy of on-line documentation, in which event all proprietary rights notices on Software and on-line documentation shall be reproduced and applied to all copies. Unless enforcement of this provision is prohibited by applicable law, Licensee shall not modify, decompile, disassemble, decrypt, extract, or otherwise reverse engineer Software. Software may not be transferred, leased, assigned, or sublicensed, in whole or in part.
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Introduction

You should be careful to check that your unzipping program has named the files correctly. Some DOS programs will name according to the old 8.3 format, rename .class files "*.cla". You can rename them by opening up a DOS window and typing:


ren *.cla *.class

The Gallery Example

NB: If you cannot see an applet above, then you may need to extract more file from the archive before reading this page.

The code which produces the above is:


<applet code="Lake" width=250 height=250>
<param name=image value=sunset.jpg>
</applet>

Using Lake in a web page...

To include Lake in a web page, you should copy the Lake.class file into the same directory as the web page and then insert an <APPLET...> tag into the page, e.g.


  <APPLET CODE="Lake" WIDTH=250 HEIGHT=258>
  <PARAM NAME=image VALUE="sunset.gif">
  Put something here for browsers that don't use Java.
  </APPLET>

The Lake.class file is the only file from the zip archive that needs to be copied onto the server.

The following parameters can be passed to Lake:

"image"
This parameter specifies the horizon picture that will be reflected in the lake.

"overlay"
You can use this parameter if you want a static picture to overlay the moving image of the lake. A good idea is to use a transparent .GIF for this so that you will not hide to so much of the animation.

"href"
You can now use the applet as a hyperlink, by setting href to the name of the page you want to link to.

"target"
If you are using the applet as a hyperlink then you can set this value to specify the target frame. If you don't set a target value then the new page appear in the current frame.

The height of the applet should 2 * (height of the image) - (a little bit).

How much is a little bit? Well it depends upon the height of you original image. The best thing to do is to start with the applet height = 2 *(height of the original) - 10, and then play around a bit after that. Older versions of the applet were always shortened by 10, but it's now more flexible to give better perspective on smaller images.

I'd suggest you put the Lake.class file in the same directory as the page on which it will appear. If you want to move it elsewhere then use the "CODEBASE" option to point to the appropriate directory.

Some implementations of Java will not allow you to put the .class file in one subdirectory and the image file in another. If the try it might cause a security exception.

Known 'features'

Why won't the applet work off my hard disk?

Some web browsers have trouble opening applets straight from a hard disk. I have noticed this happen with Internet Explorer 3 and Netscape 4. Once you have loaded the class file and the web age onto your web site you should find it works OK.

Why does my web page say "Class Format Error"?

Class files are binary files, just like image files are. Binary files contain more information than text (also known as ASCII) files do. If you transfer class files as if they were ASCII files then they will lose this extra information and will become corrupted. How do you transfer class files as binary files? You should transfer them in the same way that you transfer image files.

Why does my web page say "Class Not Found"?

This is a very common problem. It may be because of one of the following:
  1. You have not put the class file onto the web site
  2. You are not calling the file with the correct name (rename to use the same combination of upper- and lower-case letters as your class file)
  3. Your transfer program has changed the name. This does happen. Some programs will shorten the ".class" extension to ".cla". Other will change the case of the letters to either all uppercase or all lowercase. See if you can change the options on the transfer program to stop it doing this.
  4. You have include a "codebase=…" clause inside your <applet…> code in your web page. "codebase=…" tells the browser to look some place else for the class file.
  5. Some other reason I haven't thought of :-)

Examples from the Web

If you think you have come up with a particularly inventive way of using this applet then please email me so I can think about including it as an example here.

Linking to my site

If you use this applet then it would be nice if you gave me a link by copying the image:

(this is the file "dglogo.gif" in the .zip archive) into the same directory as your web page and then pasting the following into your page.


    <a href="http://www.demon.co.uk/davidg/spigots.htm" target="_top">
    <img src="dglogo.gif"
          width=88 height=31 border=0></a>

It will put a little button on your page that will link through to my Java Spigots page.

It is only a request: feel free to omit it.

Additional Usage Notes

There are additional notes available for this applet at The Lake Applet: Notes

Transferring files

Remember that if you are transferring the .class file to another machine with FTP, you should set the 'binary' mode on. Failure to do so will corrupt the file and give rise to a "Class Format" error.

Remember to keep a look out at my web site for new applets.

David Griffiths,

04/06/1998



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Lastupdated: Thursday 4 June 1998