Embedded Applet "dynaCounter" needed (pretty please)

If you can write this .java file, that would be
wonderful! I am not a JAVA programmer, but I  think I will
be able to compile the code you write. I bet this assignment would not be too difficult for a
JAVA guru like yourself!

<HTML>
<BODY>
<CENTER>
<applet code="txt.class" name="dynaCounter" width=300 height=25>
</applet>
</CENTER>
</BODY>
</HTML>

JAVA APPLET TO START OUT TRANSPARENT (ALL WHITE),
BUT THEN, WHEN PASSED 2 INTEGERS FROM THE
 HTML DOCUMENT (using JavaScript),
THE APPLET WOULD REFRESH ITSELF AND DISPLAY A
TEXT STRING BASED ON THE VALUES PASSED (black text on white background).

When JavaScript passes two zeros to the applet,
it should go blank again (ALL WHITE).

THE HTML DOCUMENT WOULD PASS A NEW INTEGER VALUE PAIR
UP TO SEVERAL TIMES/SECOND, VIA JavaScript.
THE STRINGS TO BE DISPLAYED WOULD BE...

1st: "Searching article 1 of [y]"
2nd: "Searching article 2 of [y]"
3rd: "Searching article 3 of [y]"
etc.
last:"Searching article [y] of [y]"

[y] will never exceed 10,000, and the first value
passed will always be <= [y] (which may help you
to help pick the variable type).

The displayed text in the applet on the HTML page would
be right aligned, ideally.  There should be room for 34 characters
to display in the applet, minimum.

Thank to you all!
Tony
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megloffConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi...
The work wasn't easy... but I think I have solved more or less the most of it...was this your homework ? ; )

here

HTML File:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
   <TITLE>Applet HTML Page</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY onload="document.MyApplet.setInt(0,10);">
<APPLET name='MyApplet' code="MyApplet.class" width=350 height=200></APPLET>
<Script language='javascript'>
    function funci()
    {
        document.MyApplet.repaint();
    }
    window.setInterval("funci()",1000);
</SCRIPT>

</BODY>
</HTML>

Java Applet:

import java.awt.*;

public class MyApplet extends java.applet.Applet {
     
int a = 0;
int b = 0;

public void init()
{
     this.setBackground( new Color(0xFF,0xFF,0xFF));
}

public void setInt(Number  a, Number b)
{
     this.a = a.intValue();
     this.b = b.intValue();
     repaint();
}

public void paint(Graphics g)
{
     if ( a== 0 && b == 0) g.setColor(new Color(0xFF,0xFF,0xFF));
     else g.setColor(new Color(0x0,0x0,0x0));
     if ( a < b ) a++;
     g.drawString("Searching article "+a +" of ["+b+"]",10,10);
}
}

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OviCommented:
Good luck !!! (Is time for you to learn some Java programming).
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boatfulAuthor Commented:
This was not my homework.  I am webmaster for a paddling club, and I have 25 years of bi-annual newsletter back issues I am archiving.  They are searchable, which is a pretty cool think for someone whose files reside on the AOL server with no CGI-BIN.
I was able to implement a DHTML solution which works for MSIE4 and higher, but not netscape.  You can see it online at http://members.aol.com/boatful/bowstern/bowstern.htm

I want to give the points to megloff for being so willing to give this a try, though I haven't tested it yet.  It looks satisfactory, at first glance.  THANKS SO MUCH!  Maybe someday I can implement the applet dynacounter, so my netscape-equipped visitors can have the same functionality as MSIE4+.
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megloffCommented:
Thank you... if you have any further questions... please let me know...

regards
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