December 2nd, 2012
Displaying Birth Charts & Kundali Matching application
I had few posts about now the “website is not working” and how folks are not able to create birthcharts using the website. There are two parts to this problem:
Server Side Problems: Recently, the service provider where I run this website stopped allowing image generation application to be run on the website. This was the application where once a birth chart was generated, you could save it as an image. Now, since the application cannot be run, the image cannot be generated. Apparently fixing this is not such a small problem and it is not just that I pay for an upgrade and things will be okay. It seems I will have to take help from some folks who know java/jsp and servlet programming to help me out. I am working on it and the inconvenience caused is deeply regretted. Believe me, I too am very worried because this was my way of saving any chart for my future reference.
Client Side Issues: When you open this kundali generation page or this kundali matching page, an application called Java runs in your computer to display the chart. This site has nothing to do with it. The symptom is that when you open either of these pages, the application does not run and it appears a blank. To deal with this problem, you must install Java on your computer and allow it to be run within the web browser. This is the website from where you can install Java – http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp. Even after installing Java, it may not work because you need to explicitly set up your web browser to use it. Here is the page describing how to enable Java – http://java.com/en/download/help/enable_browser.xml.
Right now, there is no way of getting these applets to work from a smartphone or a mobile device such as an Android phone or an iPad. I must admit that I did not invest much of time for past few years to make this website work on this newer technology areas. Again, this is work in progress and there should be a good news at least for Android folks.