Re: Yahoo groups chat applet

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 15:18:10 MST

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002 wrote:

> Lee Crocker writes:
> > Some interesting discoveries about the chat applet: It's a
> > perfectly normal, compatible, Java applet that runs just fine
> > with any Java VM, including under Linux, which I'm running
> > (using Sun's JDK 1.3.1 and the Galeon browser) But I had to
> > invoke it from a hand-created page on my own server to use it.
> Could you post that page here, or at least some instructions about how
> to set something like this up for ourselves?

It might not work for anyone else because of Yahoo's session
cookies and such, but I'll describe what I did:

First, using Galeon (a Mozilla variant) with Sun's Java VM installed,
I browsed to the chat applet in the usual way. It comes up, but is
too small to be useful. If you can't get that far, then you won't be
able to get any further. From that page, I did a "view source" and
looked for the <applet> tag. I cut that entire tag and its contents
into a text file, then manually edited the "height" and "width"
parameters to reasonable values (640 x 480 is good). I put some
minimal HTML code around the tag so it was a valid page, and put that
page on my server. I then typed the URL of that new page into my
browser--the same browser session I was already using.

If it doesn't depend on the Yahoo login and session cookies,
then using the JDK's appletviewer might work. I'll have to
experiment with that when I get home tonight.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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