Modify and Publish Your Pages

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Modify and Publish Your Pages

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Once you’ve successfully previewed a JavaSketchpad web page, you’ll find that although it may be exciting to have an interactive illustration, the rest of the page is rather dull. Sketchpad adds some default text to your illustration, but otherwise leaves the page blank.

Using your favorite HTML editor, you can replace the default text and add any new HTML content to the page that you want: a description, images, links, and so forth. When editing the HTML, be careful to preserve the large <APPLET>…</APPLET> block you’ll find in the middle of the page. This block describes the JavaSketchpad illustration, and the illustration may no longer function if you alter any of the contents between the <APPLET> and the </APPLET> tags.

You can even put multiple JavaSketchpad illustrations on the same page by copying an <APPLET> … </APPLET> block from one HTML file to another.

When you’re ready to share your page on the Internet, copy it and the JSP applet (jsp5.jar) to your web server. Remember to keep the applet in the same folder as your HTML file, even on your server. (You can store multiple HTML files in that folder and only one copy of the applet, but they must be in the same folder for JavaSketchpad to work.)

For information about other licenses, visit the JavaSketchpad web site.

Your license for The Geometer’s Sketchpad includes the use of JavaSketchpad on the Internet for noncommercial purposes. The purpose of this license is to allow you to post sketches that you or your students have created using The Geometer’s Sketchpad. This license is granted provided your site can be freely visited by anyone on the Internet (that is, it’s not password-protected or available only to subscribers) and that no direct or indirect profit is being made by having people visit your site.