JDK-5037845 : Hypertext Applications (.hta) not supported
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Won't Fix
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: plugin
  • Priority: P4
  • Affected Version: 1.4.2
  • OS: windows_2000
  • CPU: x86
  • Submit Date: 2004-04-26
  • Updated Date: 2006-08-16
  • Resolved Date: 2006-08-16
Description
Name: gm110360			Date: 04/26/2004


A DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUEST :
hi,

The Java Plugin does not seem to support Hypertext applications. Applications loaded by mshta.exe seems to still use the Microsoft JVM.

JUSTIFICATION :
Hypertext applications have a number of advantages over HTML documents including better control of the applications appearance and relaxation of certain security constraints.

EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
EXPECTED -
Use of Sun JVM from inside hta applications for example to connect to relational databases.
ACTUAL -
MS JVM used.

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I've written a small java applet which runs under the Java 2 plugin:

http://www.dbexplorer.com/sunexample/app.html
(Press "clear it" to see the VM version and source code)

However running as an hta, the MS JVM is used.

http://www.dbexplorer.com/sunexample/app.hta


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CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
Continuing to compile with -target=1.1
(Incident Review ID: 255657) 
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Comments
EVALUATION The applet loading seems to be not through the web browser applet control, which is used to support APPLET tag in IE ###@###.### 2004-04-26 Not committing to Mustang. Changing the status to Defer. ###@###.### 2004-11-30 03:12:39 GMT
2004-04-26