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During the development of our applets we discovered two problems. First, they all had different parameters for essentially the same action; second, the conversion of the parameters was done to varying levels of reliability. A reliable collection of methods to fetch parameters proved to be an invaluable way to ensure that all our applets used the same parameter names for the same actions and that the conversion of the parameters was done consistently and reliably. Design Decisions The primary objective of this class is to provide reliable reusable methods to fetch parameters. To accomplish this objective we required that the methods run and return meaningful data despite any errors in the parameters. An assumption was made that this object would run only with applets, and that error messages, if generated, would not generally be seen. Therefore, error messages were de... (more)