If a user surfs to or enters the URL of a Java .class file Mozilla will crash if the web server sends "application/x-java-vm" as the MIME type. (If the MIME type is "application/octet-stream" the browser will correctly download the .class file.) I have set my web server to send the bad MIME type. Try to open http://www.snible.org/fphover.class I'm using RedHat 7.2 with "Java(TM) Plug-in 1.3.1_02-b02".
wfm: Win98 2002061408 JRE 1.4.0_01
This site uses fphover applet, which is known to crash JRE < 1.4.0. Marking dupe of bug 57372. Upgrade to JRE 1.4.0 and reopen bug report if you still experience a crash. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 57372 ***
I will try upgrading to JRE 1.4 but this is NOT a duplicate of bug 57372! *Any* Java class file crashes my Mozilla this way. I merely discovered the problem with fphover. Here are two other applets, an IBM graphics viewer and a game I wrote myself. Neither is incompatible with any Java versions. http://www.snible.org/media/hm35.class http://www.snible.org/java/Water.class
Furthermore, Mozilla crashes in the same way when the plugin is /usr/java/j2re1.4.0_01/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so .
I think you are seeing the browser version of bug 141826 (see the testcase there). Basically, the JRE plugin barfs if it is given something that is misidentified as a java applet. ==> OJI
I think you are correct and this is a duplicate of 141826. However, in this case it's a valid Java applet .class file. I will join bug 141826 and see if I can help there. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 141826 ***
Chris Petersen is a new QA contact for oji component. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
fixing small error for email@example.com (filter with : SPAMMAILSUCKS)