I got a basic telnet socket connection working in an applet. YOu can log onto a server and type and read text. My issue is to show the servers chat i'm using a JTextArea. now this may be the best to use i dont know, maybe i just need to learn to manipulate it better.
Two issues with the JTextArea. one it doesnt auto scroll to the bottom when you add text. I got a routine to scroll it to the bottom but it may be tricky to let them scroll up. the second issue is when i select some text, it wont let me do right click, copy. Is this a jtextarea issue? Is it an applet issue? I had heard applets can copy within the application. there is no right click context menu on the jtextarea. I have set up a basic self signed certficiate which is why i'm able to use internet in the applet.