This section describes the HTML parameters for loading and configuring Dashboard viewlets. Because the viewlets are Java applets, you must use the HTML tags for displaying applets. The tags vary with the version of HTML.

When you create an HTML page that displays several viewlets, using HTML frames provides control over the layout of the viewlets. In addition, if you want to load two viewlets of the same type, two Notification Logs for example, each viewlet must be specified in a separate HTML page. Then apply Frame tags to display both Notification Log viewlets on the same page.

You can examine and copy the HTML of the samples in the BASEDIR/smarts/tomcat/webapps/templates directory. Chapter 3, “Examples of Dashboard viewlets,” describes the viewlets and their associated HTML files.

The HTML code in this section uses elements from the HTML 4.0 Specification.