The OrbVis FAQ
These are the system requirements
Win 9x/NT: Netscape Communicator 4.5 or MS Explorer 4.0 or higher; VRML 2.0 plug-in
Cosmoplayer is recommended.
It was reported that WorldView 2.0 does not work.
SGI: Netscape Communicator 4.04 with JDK1.1 patch, Netscape Communicator 4.06,
4.07 or 4.08; VRML 2.0 plug-in.
Netscape Communicator 4.5 will not work together with Cosmoplayer 1.1, because of a bug
in Cosmoplayer 1.1. In Communicator 4.05 the EAI does not work at all.
Mac: We are unfortunately currently not aware of a setup where our service
WorldView 2.0 has a bug and so will not work with Java1.1 in Netscape Communicator.
Above that, WorldView for Macs is not longer be supported by Intervista/Platinum.
More Information at this site
and at macweb3d.org.
I get a message "No VRML Browser access - press shift-reload" in the Java-Applet
or in a window
If you are using Communicator 4.04 press "Shift-Reload". Due a bug in the External
Authoring Interface EAI the access to the VRML plug-in only works when the
applet is reloaded.
Even if I press "Shift-Reload" I get the message "No VRML Browser access -
Try to open a second Browser windows and load OrbVis into this window. This
seems to be another strange bug in Netscape Communicator.
There are some strange effects with MS IE 4.0.
The problem is that MS IE does not support dynamic window targetting depending on
the outcome of some remote computation. When using Netscape, the results of a query
are either sent to the status line (if there is a problem) or the molecular orbital
page (resulting MOs). The destination window is encoded in the MIME header of the
response. MS IE simply ignores this information. All window targets must be predefined
in hyperlink anchors and query forms.
So, currently all immediate calculation results are sent to the structure source page
if you use IE, regardless whether this is an error message or the result of the MO
Last change: 1999-06-25, F. Oellien
The structure that I created with the editor is not the structure which is displayed
You can create structures with the editor even when they make no sense. Our service
employs some semi-intelligent mechanisms to correct structures which contain certain
types of problems.