Progress Bar in JavaScript

by Peggi & Ben Rodgers <woodduck(at)>

 Date:  Fri, 08 Sep 2000 07:25:10 -0700
 To:  hwg-techniques(at)
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 >I'm trying to create a progress bar using JavaScript that will play while 
I'm waiting for a Java applet to l>load.  I would like it to appear in a 
particular text box in a form that will provide the results of the 
applet >once it's done it's work.  Can anyone help with this?  I'm pretty 
green at JavaScript and totally at a loss >as to how to write it.

I agree that it's probably impossible to have Java talk to JavaScript on 
the applet loading.  I certainly haven't found anything about that and our 
Java programmer didn't know any way to do it.  I was thinking of using a 
timeOut function as it's a small applet and we can estimate loading time.

How would you write the progress bar?

Thanks in advance,

Ben & Peggi Rodgers
Pacific Grove, CA  (near Monterey)
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