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What's the reason for the following error message of the Navigator?

# Applet debug level set to 9
# stopApplet: contextID=2 appletID=13800992 parentMWContext=13682640
# Stopping applet: pm, appletID=13800992, contextID=2
# destroyApplet: contextID=2 appletID=13800992
# Destroying applet: pm, appletID=13800992, contextID=2
#     total applets=1
#   destroying context for contextID 2
# Destroying applet context: http://Storm/Pm/pm.html, contextID=2
# Destroying AppletFrame without disposing: netscape.applet.DerivedAppletFrame[frame2,0,0,850x300,hidden,layout=java.awt.BorderLayout,resizable,title=]
#   frameMWContext=13682640
# Destroying all applets: http://Storm/Pm/pm.html, contextID=2
# initApplet: contextID=2 appletID=13771952 parentContext=13682640 frameContext=13682640
# New applet context: http://Storm/Pm/pm.html, contextID=2
# Initializing applet: pm.class, appletID=13771952, contextID=2
#   docURL=http://Storm/Pm/pm.html reloadClasses=true
#     total applets=2
#     New applet: 13771952 at http://Storm/Pm/ width=850 height=300 hspace=0 vspace=0 align=baseline codebase=http://Storm/Pm/ code=pm.class
# startApplet: contextID=2 appletID=13771952 newFrameMWContext=13682640
# Starting applet: pm, appletID=13771952, contextID=2
#   preventing reuse of netscape.applet.AppletClassLoader@800cda6
#   new class loader netscape.applet.AppletClassLoader@8008b86
#      context = netscape.applet.MozillaAppletContext@800d660
#      codebase = http://Storm/Pm/
# Loading class pm
# Fetching http://Storm/Pm/pm.class
# Destroying AppletFrame without disposing: netscape.applet.DerivedAppletFrame[frame2,0,0,850x300,hidden,layout=java.awt.BorderLayout,resizable,title=]
# Applet exception: error: java.lang.ClassFormatError: Wrong class name inside class file
java.lang.ClassFormatError: Wrong class name inside class file
  at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Compiled Code)
  at netscape.applet.AppletClassLoader.loadClass(Compiled Code)
  at netscape.applet.AppletClassLoader.findClass(Compiled Code)
  at netscape.applet.AppletClassLoader.loadClass1(Compiled Code)
* at netscape.applet.AppletClassLoader.loadClass(Compiled Code)
  at netscape.applet.AppletClassLoader.loadClass(Compiled Code)
  at netscape.applet.DerivedAppletFrame$LoadAppletEvent.dispatch(Compiled Code)
  at java.awt.EventDispatchThread$EventPump.dispatchEvents(Compiled Code)
  at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Compiled Code)
  at netscape.applet.DerivedAppletFrame$AppletEventDispatchThread.run(Compiled Code)

Using JBuilder 2 and the AppletViewer the program runs well.
Maybe it's important that I have all class files in a directory called "pm" since all the files of the program should belong to the package pm.
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- Carefully check the upper-lower case of the names of the files. Usually the local file system is case insensitive, but the web servers are. Especially when they run UNIX. When moving, copying, etc, check the file names with a good program. For example the command prompt with settings to show the case, or Windows Explorer.
- The package structure is similar to a directory structure. The subpackages has to be in the corresponding directories. This is how the loader finds them.
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by:dirku
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Silly mistake! I really needed to change CODE="pm/pm.class" to CODE="pm/PM.class" ...


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