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Bug ID: JDK-6177901 JRE auto-download mechanism causes confusion on Firefox v1PR
JDK-6177901 : JRE auto-download mechanism causes confusion on Firefox v1PR

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2004-10-12
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2010-04-03
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2005-07-18
Component:
deploy
OS:
windows
Sub-Component:
deployment_toolkit
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Not an Issue
Affected Versions:
5.0u1
Fixed Versions:

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Description
Firefox version 1.0 PR  is now using the IE-like auto-download mechanism but after completing the JRE installation, it does not AUTOMATICALLY load the applet which initiates the auto-download in the first place. It certainly creates some confusion for Firefox users. They do not see the applet loaded after JRE installation. They have to open a new session of Firefox and load the applet. The auto-download process on IE is very clear to users.
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Comments
EVALUATION

This is due to the current way Mozilla OJI plugin gets designed. The ultimate reason of doing so was to support JavaClass (part of liveconnect design). So plugin library needs to be loaded during browser starts up. That is where OJI plugin is different from other plugins. I don't see any immediate solution for this issue.
###@###.### 10/12/04 21:29 GMT
###@###.### 10/12/04 21:39 GMT

Reassigning to Danielle, Here is email correspondence with her:
>I don't see immediate solution for this problem.In fact, if there's a >solution, the crux of code change will be with the browser codes.
>I can discuss this problem with Browser's team in China while working on >NPAPI+ project and see if there's anyway we can address this issue or not
>as part of NPAPI+ project.
###@###.### 2004-11-11 13:06:46 GMT

We have been working with Mozilla.org so that mozilla.org will keep update their browser's pointer to latest JRE to the correct version.

Also, with introduction of Deploy Toolkit (aka, Deploy Helper), JRE detection/download/installation can be made simpler using JavaScript from within one's html.
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