web documents and the code is "understood" and interpreted by web browsers such as Netscape (beginning with
version 2.0). Java is also an object oriented programming language that is "called" from HTML documents similar
to getting an image file and when the "applet" loads this takes control and runs some program that eventually gives back
control to the browser Netscape. The two languages are complementary and will be found together in the
Download Latest Netscape (version 3.0 or later)
several "bugs" which can crash Netscape! By Netscape version 3.0 most, if not all, of the bugs had been
fixed. If you saw the "Alert Message" when opening this page, I recommend that you download Netscape version 3.0 or
later to enjoy a more reliable Netscape. In fact, I had so many Netscape crashes with version 2.0 that I finally decided
Since the above was written, almost everyone now uses Windows 95/98 and minimum Netscape 3.0+ or Internet Explorer 4.0+.
Actually, Netscape 3.0 is faster in many things than Netscape 4.05 (not the latest version) and also has some behavior that
is different than 4.05. I have had to run all programs in both versions and get the bugs out (if possible) with each
generally does not work and can even crash. I have disallowed the use of this browser in cases (most of them) where
my code does not work (and it is standard code learned from books). Later versions of Microsoft IE (colleages at work) seem much better
but still often do not work in minor ways. Sometime I'll get a later version of Microsoft IE that is not too advanced (like 4.0) and
try to debug and let Microsoft users into my programs (if they behave properly).
I was mad that Microsoft IE (3.0? or 4.0?) asks you which hard drive you want to install
the program files and then only puts about 175K files where you designate and the other 30 Megabytes in C:\Windows,
while Netscape behaves properly and puts the files where you specify! I ran out of C: space and had to unload
Microsoft IE (this was in 1998). I will try again when I get around to it. - John Byers, 1999.