I apologize in advance if this is a question that has been answered elsewhere or in documentation. I've sincerely looked, but may have missed something obvious.
After I place the .war file in webapps and tomcat is restarted I can successfully reach the login page for NFC (/nfc/index.jsp). After "Submit Query" nothing happens, no chat window appears and no errors either. The web-page that results says "NFC Chat Demo" and that is all.
I've also confirmed that my ports are correct and that chat server is running through telnet. I've gotten the same results on solaris, linux and macosx.
To be more specific, I've confirmed the command line client, server and webpages (through Tomcat) all work but the client applet never runs.
It's not a browser issue because the demo on the NFC chat website does spawn and runs fine.