JDK-6244413 : Java Applet.showStatus(String) method to display info in the browser's status bar not working
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: plugin
  • Affected Version: 1.4.0
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: solaris_9
  • CPU: sparc
  • Submitted: 2005-03-22
  • Updated: 2010-04-03
  • Resolved: 2005-04-25
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In our application we use the Java Applet.showStatus(String) method to display information to the user in the browser's status bar.  This is not working for us on SUN workstations (Solaris 9) using Mozilla 1.2.1 or Mozilla 1.4.  The messages are not shown.

One of our engineers downloaded Mozilla 1.7. from the Mozilla website.  The status messages appear correctly using this newer version of Mozilla on the SUN workstation.

The showStatus method works as expected using Mozilla 1.2.1 and later on PCs.  A quick test also shows that the messages are shown correctly on HP workstations using Mozilla 1.4.

From the SUN website, Mozilla 1.2.1 and 1.4 are the officially supported versions.  This is what our customers expect to use.  We use the status bar to show essential information to our customers.  Is there a way to resolve this issue in 1.2.1 and 1.4?

Also, can you give any indication of when Mozilla 1.7 will be officially supported by SUN?

Our application is a java applet that runs in a browser window.  The method used to send messages to the status bar is Applet.showStatus(String) as described in http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/index.html and below.

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EVALUATION I tried mozilla 1.4 with several different version of jre on solaris 9. The showStatus works fine with jre 1.4.2_03 but broken with jre 1.4.2_04 and any higher version of 1.4.2. jre 1.5 works fine with mozilla 1.4. Someone from plugin team should take a look. ###@###.### 2005-03-24 02:35:50 GMT