The Java Clock

Frequently Asked Questions

This page attempts to answer any questions / problems you might have with the Java Clock.

  1. What if I get the "Class not found error"?
    The most common cause of this problem is users specifying the "imageurl" parameter incorrectly. If your HTML file, class files and gif files are in the same directory then there is no need to specify this parameter. If the gif files are in another directory (as is the case for the clock on this page) then the "imageurl" should be specified as a full URL. This means it should start with 'http://' and end with a slash ('/'). View the page source of this page for an example.
    Don't forget to upload the relevant class files to your web server. The class files have capital letters in their file names so your applet tag should have a capital 'C' as in: <applet CLASS="Clock.class"></applet>

  2. Why is the Java Clock showing the wrong time?
    The current release of the Java Clock show the time taken from the user's computer. Check to see if you have set the time on your computer correctly. If you are in a negative time-zone then IE4 may show a time one hour ahead of your computer's time. This can be fixed by installing the IE4 Service Release 1.

  3. Does the Java Clock work on all browsers?
    The Java Clock has been tested on Netscape 2.x, 3.x and 4.x aswell as on IE 3.x and 4.x. It works fine on all these browsers as it was developed in JDK1.01. Any other browsers that support Java applets should also be able to show the Java Clock.

  4. Are users allowed to change the GIF files of any of the example clocks on these pages?
    Unless otherwise stated, all GIF files used on my Java Clock pages CAN be modified to suit your own tastes.

  5. My webpage has a pattern as its background but your clock has a white background. What can I do?
    Either edit the clock.gif image so that its edges are filled with your pattern or you can use a square clock instead as on this page. Java applets do not allow the background of a page to be shown by using transparency.

  6. Can the clock show the time of a fixed time zone?
    The Java Clock Pro does support any time zone

  7. Is the source code for the Java Clock available?
    I currently have no plans to release the source code as it does have some commercial value. I'll probably release it in the future for a fee.

  8. Can the Java Clock be used commercially?
    Strictly NO! I do not allow people to make money from my clock. This stance is likely to change in the near future but for now please do not try to use the Java Clock commercially.

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