Attribute for <APPLET ...>
ALIGN =LEFT |RIGHT |TOP |MIDDLE |BOTTOM |BASELINE

ALIGN sets the alignment of the applet relative to the text around it. ALIGN works much like <IMG ALIGN="...">

The values for ALIGN can be divided into two groups: LEFT and RIGHT, which put the applet on the left or right side of the page; and all the other values, which concern the vertical placement of an inline applet.

LEFT and RIGHT

LEFT and RIGHT put the applet on the left or right side of the page and cause the text to wrap around it:

This Code Makes This
<APPLET 
 CODE="MyApplet.class" 
ALIGN=LEFT
 HEIGHT=50 WIDTH=50>
Come on down to our beautiful town! We'll show you a right good time and some tasty food to boot!
<APPLET 
 CODE="MyApplet.class" 
ALIGN=RIGHT
 HEIGHT=50 WIDTH=50>
Come on down to our beautiful town! We'll show you a right good time and some tasty food to boot!

Text will continue to wrap around the applet until it gets past the applet, or until you use <BR CLEAR="..."> to cause text to skip down to after the applet:

This Code Makes This
<APPLET 
 CODE="MyApplet.class" 
ALIGN=LEFT
 HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=50>
 <PARAM NAME=TEXT VALUE="Howdy!">
</APPLET>
Come on down to our beautiful town!<BR CLEAR=ALL>
We'll show you a right good 
time and some tasty food to boot!
Come on down to our beautiful town!
We'll show you a right good time and some tasty food to boot!

If the text looks crowded too close to the applet, you may want to check <APPLET HSPACE="..."> and <APPLET VSPACE="...">.

The Other Values

All other values for ALIGN define the vertical position of the applet to the surrounding text. With these other values, text does not wrap around the applet.

Default

This is to show how text behaves without ALIGN

This Code Makes This
<APPLET 
 CODE="MyApplet.class" 
 HEIGHT=50 WIDTH=50>
Xy

TOP

Aligns the top of the applet with the top of the text

This Code Makes This
<APPLET 
 CODE="MyApplet.class" 
ALIGN=TOP
 HEIGHT=50 WIDTH=50>
Xy

MIDDLE

This value has particularly different results in different browsers. In some browsers, ALIGN aligns the middle of the text with the middle of the applet. In other, it aligns the bottom of the text with the middle of the applet

This Code Makes This
<APPLET 
 CODE="MyApplet.class" 
ALIGN=MIDDLE
 HEIGHT=50 WIDTH=50>
X

BOTTOM

Aligns the bottom of the applet with the bottom of the text

This Code Makes This
<APPLET 
 CODE="MyApplet.class" 
ALIGN=BOTTOM
 HEIGHT=75 WIDTH=75>
Xjy

BASELINE

ALIGN=BASELINE illustration Aligns the bottom of the applet with the baseline of the text. The baseline is the line along which the bottom of most letters rest, but below which some letters dangle, such as j and y.

This Code Makes This
<APPLET 
 CODE="MyApplet.class" 
ALIGN=BASELINE
 HEIGHT=75 WIDTH=75>
Xjy

<APPLET VSPACE="..."> >