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JDK-4498419 : WebStart won't start if the default browser is deinstalled

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2001-08-30
Status:
Resolved
Updated Date:
2002-11-19
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2002-11-19
Component:
deploy
OS:
windows_98
Sub-Component:
webstart
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P4
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
1.0.1
Fixed Versions:
1.4.2 (mantis)

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Description

Name: nt126004			Date: 08/30/2001


java version "1.3.0_03"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.0_03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.3.0_03, mixed mode)

On a machine with Netscape as the default browser (used 4.78);
1. install WebStart
2. deinstall Netscape, losing the default browser association
3. try to start WebStart, the splash screen will come up, linger
   and go away. WebStart will not bring up the application pane.
4. Using IE, without letting it become the default browser, try
   to open a JNLP link to an application. The WebStart Splash
   screen will come up and finally go away, the application will
   not start.
(Review ID: 131071) 
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Comments
WORK AROUND



Name: nt126004			Date: 08/30/2001


Customer Workaround:
In IE, with the Tools | Internet Options | Programs panel, check the box to have
IE see if it is the default browser. Exit IE and re-enter it, accepting it to
become the default browser.

Now WebStart will come up fully from the Program menu, and when activated
through a JNLP link.
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2004-08-31
CONVERTED DATA

BugTraq+ Release Management Values

COMMIT TO FIX:
mantis

FIXED IN:
mantis

INTEGRATED IN:
mantis
mantis-b08


                                     
2004-08-31
EVALUATION

Probably related to proxy detection, need to handle this case.

###@###.### 2002-07-22

can't reproduce the problem, however java web start would not be able to get the proxy settings from IE if there is no default browser.  We should probably get the proxy settings from IE if there is no default.


###@###.### 2002-10-29
                                     
2002-10-29



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