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Strange phenomena and miscellaneous advice
An extra window appears when I use a mailto: URL
Solution: write in the frame target "_self" after the mailto: URL.
Example from an index file: "LINK:mailto:email@example.com,_self".
This may be a Microsoft idiosyncracy.
The links don't seem to do anything when I click on them.
Solution 1: add a frame target afterwards (e.g. "main"), not forgetting
the comma between the URL and the target.
Solution 2: if using Frontpage, remove <base target="main"> from
the HTML source (in the header) and remember that Frontpage may try to
Solution 3: read this.
I used a percentage width or height for the applet and it doesn't work under IE4.
Solution: this is a bug added by Microsoft to build 2339 of its JVM. Do not
use percentage heights/widths if you wish to be VM 2339 compatible.
My applet flickers when the page is scrolled - but none of your demos do this.
Solution: remove the bgproperties=fixed attribute from the <BODY> tag of the HTML page
holding the applet.
The last item doesn't show up properly on the menu
There seem to be a number of slightly varying Netscape bugs like
this in a very few Netscape versions running on certain
Solution: add an extra empty menu item at the bottom of the
My Magic Buttons text jumps from one button to the other - weird!
This is caused by entering the button widths and heights incorrectly
in the parameters. It may also be caused by a button graphic file in
which the 1 pixel spaces between the buttons have been forgotten.