[LON-CAPA-users] Apples and applets

Ray Batchelor lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 9 Nov 2005 13:55:27 -0800

I tried Opera on a public computer here and JMol worked just fine.
Can't check out the other browsers readily because I don't have access to a 
Mac on which I have sufficient privileges to install things.
However I shall assume that this is all good info.


On Wednesday 09 November 2005 10:51, Guy Albertelli II wrote:
> Hi Ray,
> >              So, do I infer from this that Jmol will not work on Macs in
> > IE and Mozilla Firefox?
> The important point is not the browser but the version of Java that
> the browser uses. You need at least version 1.4 of Java for the Java
> <-> Javascript to work (known in the computer world as 'LiveConnect')
> Opera works great (ships with its own Java)
> Safari you need to be running the latest version and it will use the
>         correct java
> Firefox (and likely IE) you need http://javaplugin.sourceforge.net/
>          so that you can use a modern Java (otherwise they both
> 	 default back to 1.3.1 which has no support for LiveConnect)

Raymond J. Batchelor, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC