JalviewLite Applet Parameter Documentation
Issues arising from tightening of Java Security default settings
JalviewLite is provided as a signed applet with 'sandbox' permissions and wildcards that allow it to be run from any website. Unfortunately, earlier versions of Java are not compatible with these settings, so if you find that you cannot see any of the examples on the left, try the unsigned applet examples.
For additional deployment notes, see below.
The applet takes the following initialisation parameters.
|permissions||sandbox||This parameter is necessary, and must have the value sandbox to allow the JalviewLite applet to run.|
|file||fileName||The file to open, must be on same server as the applet.|
|sequence in (preferably) PFAM or Fasta format||The alignment can be added as a series of sequences instead of from a file.|
|tree||fileName||Tree file in Newick format|
|features||fileName||Jalview Features file to be applied to the alignment|
|annotations||fileName||Jalview Annotation file will be added to the alignment|
|jnetfile||fileName||Secondary structure predictions from a Jnet Concise file will be added to the first sequence in the alignment.|
fileName seq1 seq2 seq3
fileName A=seq1 B=seq2 C=seq3
|PDB file which is to be associated with a sequence, followed by space separated list of alignment sequence ids. PDB chains can be specifed to map to particular sequence by using A=SeqA notation|
|SequenceId||The sequence to associate a PDB file with. Note the value is case sensitive.|
|defaultColour|| One of:
Clustal, Blosum62, % Identity, Hydrophobic, Zappo, Taylor, Helix Propensity, Strand Propensity, Turn Propensity, Buried Index, Nucleotide
|Default is no colour.|
|Define residue colours|
|showFullId||true or false||if true displays start and end residue at the end of sequence Id.|
|showAnnotation||true or false||If true shows the annotation panel below the alignment.|
|showConservation||true or false||Default is true.|
|showQuality||true or false||Default is true.|
|showConsensus||true or false||Default is true.|
|sortBy||Id , Pairwise Identity, or Length||Sorts the alignment on startup|
|RGB||colour as hex string||Background colour for applet button - purely cosmetic to blend in with your web page. For orange, enter the value FF6600|
|embedded||true or false||The applet is embedded in the web page, the "Start Jalview" button is not displayed.|
|label||label text||Change text for the Launch Jalview Button|
|wrap||true or false||Opens new windows in wrapped mode|
Right click on sequence id to see list of available
links. Any new links MUST have $SEQUENCE_ID$ as part of the linkURL_n
value. For multiple links, increment the label and url name by
Regular expressions may also be used (since Jalview 2.4) to process the ID string inserted into the URL:
|showFeatureSettings||true or false||Shows the feature settings window when starting the applet|
|showfeaturegroups||separator separated list of feature groups||Display the features in the given groups on the alignment|
|hidefeaturegroups||separator separated list of feature groups||Hide the features in the given groups on the alignment (will be overridden by showfeaturegroups for group names found in both lists)|
URL of dynamic JNLP servlet,
|Launches full application with original alignment, features and annotations files used in applet|
|separator||non-empty separator string
|string used to separate fields in list parameters (such as showfeaturegroups)|
|debug||true||Instruct the applet to output additional debug messages to the java console|
|nojmol||false||When set, do not try to find Jmol classes. Set this to supress URL not found errors appearing in server logs when Jmol is not available.|
|showbutton||true||Show the jalview button on the page. When false, JalviewLite will open immediately.|
|sortByTree||true or false (default is false)||automatically sort the associated alignment view by the tree when a new tree is opened.|
|showTreeBootstraps||true or false (default is true)||show or hide branch bootstraps|
|showTreeDistances||true or false (default is true)||show or hide branch lengths|
|showUnlinkedTreeNodes||true or false (default is false)||indicate if unassociated nodes should be highlighted in the tree view|
|heightScale||1.0 or greater||Adjust the height of each cell in the alignment grid relative to the height of a character in the alignment font. (since 2.5.1)|
|widthScale||1.0 or greater||Adjust the width of each cell in the alignment grid relative to the width of a character in the alignment font. (since 2.5.1)|
|centrecolumnlabels||true of false (default is false)||When true, text labels associated with a column in the alignment will be shown centered with respect to the column. (since 2.4)|
|showUnconserved||true of false (default is false)||When true, only gaps and symbols different to the consensus sequence for a column will be shown. Useful for visualizing alignments exhibiting low sequence variation, where it is important to highlight mutations. (since 2.5)|
|upperCase||bold or other value||Indicate a text style to apply to uppercase sequence symbols. Currently, only bold is supported.|
|showGroupConsensus||true of false (default is false)||When true, shows consensus annotation row for any groups on the alignment. (since 2.7)|
|showGroupConservation||true of false (default is false)||When true, shows amino-acid property conservation annotation row for any groups on the alignment. (since 2.7)|
|showConsensusHistogram||true of false (default is true)||When true, shows the percentage occurence of the consensus symbol for each column as a histogram above the consensus sequence row. (since 2.7)|
|showSequenceLogo||true of false (default is false)||When true, shows a sequence logo above the consensus sequence (overlaid above the Consensus Histogram, if visible, with symbols coloured using the alignment's default colourscheme). (since 2.7)|
|normaliseSequenceLogo||true of false (default is false)||When true, all sequence logos will be normalised (all symbol stacks add up to full height of annotation row), rather than being scaled according to the fraction of symbols identical to the consensus. (since 2.8)|
|relaxedidmatch||true or false (default is false)||When true, use stem based matching to identify sequences that match features imported from a GFF or Jalview sequence features file, and for associating PDB data (passed on PDBfile parguments) with sequences (based on a given destination sequence ID). (since 2.7)|
|alignpdbfiles||true or false (default is false)||When true, and jalviewLite is able to use jmol as a structure viewer, attempt to show a superposition of all structures loaded onto the alignment, superimposed using the aligned regions of corresponding sequences. [experimental] (since 2.7)|
|annotationcolour_max||colour name or RGB hex triplet (default is red)||Default colour used for maximum value when shading by annotation. (since 2.7)|
|annotationcolour_min||colour name or RGB hex triplet (default is orange)||Default colour used for minimum value when shading by annotation. (since 2.7)|
|resolvetocodebase||True or False (False)||Set to true to re-instate pre-JalviewLite 2.7 behaviour where relative URLs were prepended with the applet 'codebase' rather than the current document base URL before resolution. (since 2.7)|
|scoreFile||file||Multiple sequences aligment scores file. Currently is supported only the T-Coffee score_ascii file format|
- Package all your data files into a single (or multiple) zip / jar
files. This is very useful to reduce download time of large data files.
The applet archive tag can take multiple entries separated by commas,
<applet code="jalview.bin.JalviewLite" archive="jalviewApplet.jar, mydata.zip">
- Use Jalview for input to a HTML form. For an example of how to
- Embed Jalview into the web page, without the "Start Jalview"
button by setting the embed parameter to true;
<param name="embedded" value="true">
**NEW FEATURES** in Jalview 2.8
- Normalised sequence logo display
- RNA secondary structure annotation row
- Jmol compatibility updated to Jmol 12.2.x series - download the JmolApplet here
- To use Jmol as the structure viewer for Jalview, you must include
the jar file in the applet archive argument thus:
- Jmol 12.2.x requires at least Java 1.6 to run in the clients web browser. If the client does not have
Java 1.6, or if the Jmol-12.2.jar is not added to the archive, the
original Jalview structure viewer will still be available.
**NEW FEATURES** in Jalview 2.7
- New jalviewLite java api methods for selecting, highlighting, scrolling and reordering sequences in an alignment view.
**NEW FEATURES** in Jalview 2.6
- Jmol compatibility updated to Jmol 12.1.x series
- Jalview 2.6 works only with Jmol version 12.1.13 or later. You can use the JmolApplet.jar from the Jmol binary distribution available at the Jmol Sourceforge site, or download the Jmol applet from here
- Minimum recommended version of Java runtime for the applet is now 1.5 (JalviewLite v2.6 without the Jmol viewer may work ok on earlier Java environments but compatibility can no-longer be guaranteed).
**NEW FEATURES** in Jalview 2.5
- New parameters to control display of tree annotation, width of alignment columns, and to disable the jalview button and check for Jmol on startup.
**NEW FEATURES** in Jalview 2.4
- Group show and hide parameters: "showfeaturegroups" and "hidefeaturegroups". Both take a list of feature group names (separarated by "|" by default) to hide or show on the displayed alignment.
- Regular expressions can be used in URL links for sequence IDs.
- "debug" parameter to control verbosity of the applet's console output.
- "showbutton" parameter to disable launch button and open JalviewLite immediatly.
- "nojmol" parameter to disable check for Jmol classes.
**NEW FEATURES** in Jalview 2.3
- Note that Parameter "PDBFile" now takes
the PDB file followed by a space separated list of alignment sequence
ids to associate the structure to. It is also possible to associate
multiple PDB files by adding an incremental value to PDBFile (up to
10). It is also possible to map specific sequences to specific chains
by using the following notation:
<param name="PDBFile" value="First.pdb SeqA SeqB SeqC">
<param name="PDBFile2" value="Second.pdb A=SeqA B=SeqB C=SeqC">
<param name="PDBFile3" value="Third.pdb D=SeqX B=SeqY C=SeqZ">
- Note parameter "PDBSeq" is no longer required.
- Jalview 2.3 was updated to work with Jmol 11. See the versions archive if you want to download the old Jmol applet.
- Jalview Applet can read and display JNet secondary structure annotation
directly via the jnetfile parameter.
- Param "UserDefinedColour" - specify your own colours for each residue using a semi colon
separated list. Multiple residues can be assigned the same colour
using commas. eg:
<param name="userDefinedColour" value="D,E=red; K,R,H=0022FF; C=yellow">
- Param "showFeatureSettings" - this will display the feature settings window when the applet starts.
- Param "Application_URL" value="https://www.jalview.org/services/launchApp"
This calls a servlet which creates a JNLP file with the alignment file, annotations file and features file of the applet as arguments. If the user has Java installed, the returned JNLP file should start up the full Jalview Application. BUT this does not currently work for alignment files added to the applet in a zip file.
Look at the XML comments in the file downloaded from The LaunchApp page for full documentation.
- Alignment file can be a series of parameters using eg PFAM format
<param name="sequence1" value="Q93XJ9_SOLTU/11-26 TSFLPRKPVVTSLKAI">(All the usual Jalview File formats are valid, however each new line in an alignment file must be entered as a parameter)
<param name="sequence2" value="FER1_PEA/14-29 TSFLRTQPMPMSVTTT">