Tuesday, January 27, 2004

progress bar for applet loading

just came across some special <param> tags used by Sun's Java browser plug-in, one of which enables a (configurable) progressbar shown while the applet is still loading. simply add this inside the <applet> tag in the exported html file:

<param name="progressbar" value="true"/>

<param name="progresscolor" value="#000000"/>

more info and various other options can be found on this page
again, this is only available for users with a recent java plugin. the default Microsoft JVM used by IE will ignore these settings.