JDK-6877996 : update deployJava.js for chrome and beter version detection
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: deployment_toolkit
  • Affected Version: 6u10,6u15,6u18
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic,windows_vista
  • CPU: generic,x86
  • Submitted: 2009-09-01
  • Updated: 2010-09-16
  • Resolved: 2010-01-08
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6u18 b05Fixed 7Fixed
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We discovered that chrome and safari require a "code" attribute to run an applet.
In order to provide support on these browsers, deployJava.js should generate a dummy code attribute if one is not supplied by the caller.
any value will do such as code="ignored" but missing this attribute causes the plugin to never be invoked.

Also discovered, Chrome and Firefox could return the exact update version of the latest jre installed even w/o the dt plugins installed.  We should update the detection logic to return the full version from getJREs() when that is possible.

EVALUATION we can fix this in deployJava.js