If you received a message on your screen similar to below, please read the following,

You have received, "JAVASCRIPT IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS SITE!", an error to that effect, or various messages (depends on browser type and version), that imply JavaScript/Active content is disabled and/or blocked from execution.

If your browser allows, the best settings are those that have "JavaScript Enabled" for trusted sites. Configure http://www.sgira.org/ as a "Trusted" site. This usually requires you to add this site to a list in the appropriate security configuration area. Please reference your browser documentation, or HELP, for assistance.

Should other formatting anomalies occur try to configure your browser to mimic the behavior of "Internet Explorer" (available in some browsers).

Please refer to your browser's HELP or manual to verify the necessary parameters. You may also try the recommendations below.


How to Enable/Disable JavaScript

These are examples of settings that will, at a minimum, enable JavaScript on the version(s) of popular browsers in use. Left-click your browser type for instructions.

Mozilla, Opera, Safari, Explorer, Netscape, and AOL browsers.




Mozilla FireFox 2.x
  1. Open FireFox.
  2. Select Tools
  3. Select Options.
  4. Click Content.
  5. Check Enable Javascript.
  6. Check Advanced Button.
  7. Check All items listed.

Opera 9.x
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Open Opera.
  2. Select Quick Preferences from the File menu.
  3. Make sure Enable Javascript is checked.
  4. Click Reload.

Safari (2 and above) for MAC OS X
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Preferences from the Safari menu.
  3. Click Security.
  4. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript.
  5. Close the window.
  6. Click Reload.

Internet Explorer 6.x and above
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu.
  3. In Internet Options dialog box select the Security tab.
  4. Click Custom level button at bottom. The Security settings dialog box will pop up.
  5. Under Scripting category enable Active Scripting, Allow paste options via script and Scripting of Java applets
  6. Click OK twice to close out.
  7. Click Refresh.
Internet Explorer 3.x
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Select Options from the View menu.
  2. Click Security.
  3. Check Enable Java Programs.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Reload.
Internet Explorer 4.x
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Select Internet Options from the View menu.
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Click Custom.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Scroll down to locate Scripting.
  6. Click Enable for Active Scripting.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Reload.
Internet Explorer 5.x
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu.
  3. In Internet Options dialog box select the Security tab.
  4. Click Custom level button at bottom. The Security Settings dialog box will pop up.
  5. Under Scripting category enable Active Scripting, Allow paste options via script and Scripting of Java applets
  6. Click OK twice to close out.
  7. Hit Refresh.
Internet Explorer 5.x for MAC OS X
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Preferences from the Explorer menu.
  3. Click the arrow next to Web Browser.
  4. Click Web Content.
  5. Under Active Content check Enable Scripting.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Refresh.
Internet Explorer 5 for MAC OS 9
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  3. Click the arrow next to Web Browser.
  4. Click Web Content.
  5. Under Active Content check Enable Scripting.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Refresh.

Netscape 7.x and above
  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Right-Click and select "Display Like Internet Explorer - Shift+Ctrl+E"
  3. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  4. Click the arrow next to Advanced.
  5. Click Scripts & Plugins.
  6. Check Navigator beneath "Enable Javascript for".
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Reload.
Netscape 3.x
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Select Options from the Edit menu.
  2. Click Network Preferences.
  3. Click Languages.
  4. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Reload.
Netscape 4.x
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Reload.
Netscape 4.x for MAC OS 9
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Reload.
Netscape 6.x for MAC OS X
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  3. Click Advanced
  4. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript for Navigator
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Reload.

AOL 3.0
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Click Prefs.
  2. Click Security.
  3. Check Enable Java Programs, if the box is blank, single click on it.
  4. Click OK .
  5. Click the browser's back button, once back, click reload.
AOL 4.0 and 5.0
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -
  1. Click My AOL.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click WWW.
  4. Click the Security tab.
  5. Click Custom.
  6. Click Settings.
  7. Scroll down to locate Scripting.
  8. Click Enable for Active Scripting.
  9. Click OK, then click the Reload button.
Note to AOL 4.0 & 5.0 users
- WARNING! THIS BROWSER IS NOT SUPPORTED! -


When using the AOL browser, you may get a Javascript error but, when using an external browser (i.e., Netscape or Internet Explorer) this does not occur. AOL uses compressed graphics by Default. This doesn't allow Java to work while browsing inside AOL. (Additionally, this makes photos you view on web pages look less than optimal.)

Do the following:
  1. Click My AOL.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click the WWW icon.
  4. Click Web Graphics tab.
  5. Uncheck the box next to Use Compressed Graphics.
  6. Click OK Restart the computer.
There are both 16-bit and 32-bit versions of AOL 4.0. Only the 32-bit version has full JavaScript capabilities.