Alex - 2004-07-29

When using the applet (appletAll.html from within a browser window as opposed to launching the Vicaya.jar application) there is often a NullPointer error which pops up in the hits page.

This is likely to occur most often with Windows because the directory path might contain "Document and Settings". Any space in the path upsets the applet. Most likely this occurs when opening the index directory.

TANGENTIAL NOTE:
MO, a path is something like /usr/local/bin/myProgram.exe
Under DOS or UNIX, etc, the PATH system variable (environment variable) is a variable that contains the various pathes the OS will search for executables. The PATH variable might best be named DEFAULTSEARCHPATHES because it contains or points to paths as opposed to being a path itself. So in the end, PATH has this unfortunate dual meaning. So it goes.