FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.6.0_22"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_22-b04)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 17.1-b03, mixed mode, sharing)
ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
The plugin developer guide section of the current Java SE Documentation states:
"Beginning with JDK 1.4, two new methods have been added to interface
java.Applet.AppletContext to allow applet persistence across browser sessions."
It appears that this functionality stopped working in the next-generation java-plugin. The new plugin has the ability to stop and start an attached JVM. When a JVM is stopped, all date stored with the Applet Persistence API is lost.
This is a regression bug.
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
Preparations: two simple Applets using the same Codebase. One applet should store data using the Applet Persistence API and the other applet should read that data (and write it to the java console for example..).
1. Store data using the setStream-Method of the Applet Persistence API
2. Wait about one minute until the JVM is stopped by the java plugin (the java icon disappears from the windows system tray and the java console window is closed).
3. Read data using the getStream-Method.
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
The data which was stored using setStream is returned.
This happens when you do NOT wait in step 2 or when you use the classic plugin.
No data is returned.
This bug can be reproduced always.
CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
This is a regression bug. It worked fine including Java 6 Update 07.
Release Regression From : 6u7
The above release value was the last known release where this
bug was not reproducible. Since then there has been a regression.