I am running IIS 5 on Windows2000 Pro and use it for testing web pages made with both Frontpage 2000 and plain old Notepad. I have written a page that contains a java applet. If I open IE5 on the same machine to view the page and enter the address as "<A target="_blank" HREF=http://localhost>http://localhost</A>" the page loads but the applet does not, just the gray box where the applet is supposed to be. If, on the other hand I subsitute the name or the IP address of the computer for "localhost" the applet loads. This is not a critical issue but I am puzzled. Can someone explain this behavior?