We have been unable to get rich:modalPanel components to display properly over an applet on our page while maintaining partial view of the applet behind the modal panel. We've tried using the iframe shim solution, but we have not had any luck. Depending on what we try, the either the modal remains behind the applet, or we can get it in front of the applet but the applet does not display. Also, behavior is different in IE and FF. Has anyone fought this applet battle before, using the rich:modalPanel? Any help would be appreciated.