Anyone ever hear of a java applet? (Computers)greenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
If I try to sell something on eBay, I get the following Netscape error message before I can get off the first sell page: "Unable to start a java applet. Can't find 'java40.jar' in your classpath. Read the release notes and install 'java40.jar' before restarting." Anyone ever hear of any of this? Thank you.
-- fred (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 2001
I'd e-mail the webmaster for e-bay, it sounds like the problem's on their end. Do you see this java error at any other time, or just when using ebay?
-- Sandie in Maine (email@example.com), November 24, 2001.
Do you by chance have java disabled on your browser? From the netscape Edit menu -> preferances -> advanced. See if java is on.
-- gary (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 2001.
Thank you Sandie and Gary for your input. Am starting to think the problem is on eBay's end, as that is the only place this error is encountered. Have notified the eBay webmaster, but unfortuneately tech support there is going from bad to worse. Checked my browser and java is on. It may be time to say good bye to eBay and hello to Yahoo. Yahoo couldn't be much worse in terms of computer problems.
-- fred (email@example.com), November 24, 2001.
Think I may have atleast temporarily solved this by changing my browser from Netscape to Internet Explorer. Thanks again to Sandee and Gary. No thanks to eBay, who only gets in a hurry for their "Power Sellers."
-- fred (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 25, 2001.
As good as Netscape is (I used it for the longest time)... it is far too "buggy" to use without problems. Not really bugs, but incompatibility issues... stick with Internet Explorer.
-- Jake (Jake@home.com), November 25, 2001.
I have written several Java applets. I've even taught classes on Java.
Java is a computer programming language.
A Java applet is a java program that can run within your browser.
It sounds like you either have your java stuff turned off, or your java40.jar (the file that contains the base java stuff that is required for a browser to run an applet) is corrupted.
-- Paul Wheaton (email@example.com), November 26, 2001.