JDK-6651999 : Semantics of version attribute in embed tag are wrong
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: plugin
  • Affected Version: 6u10
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2008-01-17
  • Updated: 2010-09-08
  • Resolved: 2008-02-22
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###@###.### has pointed out that the current handling of the "version" attribute in the embed tag in the new plug-in is incorrect. Currently we translate for example "application/x-java-applet;version=1.4" as "java_version=1.4*". From a semantic standpoint this is not correct and is also overly strict. It should be converted as "java_version=1.4+".

This and 6643518 are causing automation problems for SQE.

SUGGESTED FIX http://sa.sfbay.sun.com/projects/deployment_data/6u10/6651999.1 testcase: http://j2se.east.sun.com/deployment/www/tests/1.6.0_10/6651999/

EVALUATION Due to a misunderstanding of the semantic meaning of the version attribute in the MIME type of the embed tag, it is being treated incorrectly in the new Java Plug-In. It is supposed to be treated as a minimum required version, meaning that for example application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 should be converted (in the new plug-in's syntax) to java_version=1.5+ but currently it is being treated as java_version=1.5* Corrected the conversion of this attribute.