OK I managed to download as a jar file with Firefox instead of IE7. Now the buttons activate the scripts.
Now I am almost as far as domino. I got the saveme.pl and showpuz.pl in place in my cgi-bin which is the only place where perl script is executable on my webserver. (And my submitme.pl works nicely here). The only thing I have changed in the scripts is the perl path, so it complies with my webserver.
In my puzzle html (..test.html) I got the %progress% between the applet tags by means of the "save enabled" template supplied by you:
<applet class="CCJava" code="Grid_int.class"
archive="ccjava.jar" name="CCXWORD" height="768"
<param name="DATAFILE" value="test.jpz"><!--[CCPROGRESS]-->
You need Java enabled to view the crossword applet.
I got the following in my "saveme" url:
But when I click the save button in the puzzle, it is not saving any words in the saveme.pl.
Do you have any suggestions where to look to bring this a step further ?