From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.0rc2) Gecko/20020512 Netscape/7.0b1 BuildID: 2002072104 (I recreated this bug on Mozilla 1.1B as well as NS70PR1. I was trying to report it with Bugzilla Helper while running under NS70PR1. I assume that is why the header info above reflects NS70PR1 instead of the Mozilla 1.1B 2002072104 I was trying to report. Live and learn.) Normally the J-Pass 2.5 Beta program started from http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/RealTime/JPass/20/ displays a print button within a group of buttons in the mid-left part of the window. This button does not appear in Mozilla. The button is used to execute a specially formatted print, not the one gotten from using the Print button on the browser tool bar. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/RealTime/JPass/20/. 2. Wait a (maybe long) while for the beta zip code prompt to load. 3. Under "Try the new beta J-Pass 2.5!" enter a zip code and then Go. 4. Select "Yes" for the time prompt. It may take a while for this prompt to occur while the program is initializing. There should be a Print button under the "+" and "-" buttons, but above the "Current weather" button. Normally (e.g., under NS 4.79 and its Java plugin) there will be a Print button. Actual Results: The Print button is not present, nor is there any space left for it. Expected Results: The Print button should be present in the group of other buttons at the mid-left part of the window. Selecting it prints a special format of the sky map vs. what is printed if the Print button on the tool bar is used. Try the above scenario under Netscape 4.79 to see how it should work.
Created attachment 93197 [details] E-mail with J-Pass 2.5 Beta Author I corresponded with the author of J-Pass 2.5 Beta and have attached that e-mail. I don't understand the technical aspects enough to comment on Patrick Meyer's response. Maybe the Mozilla developers can offer a simple workaround suggestion, or do some evangelizing to NASA beyond what I have done in the attachment and one other followup note I sent today. Or maybe this is just another loss to Microsoft. I hope not. J-Pass 2.5 is really a nice program. I would hate that it turned out not to be fully functional on the Mozilla-based line of browsers.
Patrick Meyer, the J-Pass 2.5 Beta author, has now looked at this further. Here is a quote from a note he sent me yesterday afternoon: "I changed the code so that "Sun's" java is interpreted as Netscape's Java and the Netscape security model appears to work for me. You can try it with yours if you like to see if that helps. It does, however, complain that the model is obsolete." Again, I don't understand the technical details, but this change did fix the problem for me. I tested it on WinMe with Moz 1.1B, NS 7.0 PR1, NS 4.79, and IE 6.0, all using Java VM version: 1.4.0_01. I also tried it on Win98SE with NS 4.76 and its builtin Netscape Java 1.1.5. In all cases the J-Pass Print button was now displayed and was functional. I didn't get any error messages during the program load or execution. The J-Pass 2.5 Beta version with this fix is currently the one you get when you download from the J-Pass web site. So unless things get broken again, the problem should now be "Not Reproducible" for Mozilla build purposes.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
WFM per Jeffrey's previous comment (and I just tested with a recent 1.7 build and Java 1.4.2)
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Component: Java-Implemented Plugins → Java-Implemented Plugins
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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