Last Comment Bug 371084 - add java applets to testing
: add java applets to testing
Product: Testing
Classification: Components
Component: General (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Kiddy
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Reported: 2007-02-20 16:10 PST by Ray Kiddy
Modified: 2010-08-31 14:38 PDT (History)
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paint applet (28.81 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-02-20 16:13 PST, Ray Kiddy
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test applet (78.75 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-02-20 16:16 PST, Ray Kiddy
no flags Details

Description User image Ray Kiddy 2007-02-20 16:10:55 PST
We do not have an automated way to test these yet, but we do have a list of applets that would be worth using in testing.


This page has a list of URLs with applets we could use.
Comment 1 User image Ray Kiddy 2007-02-20 16:13:39 PST
Created attachment 255843 [details]
paint applet
Comment 2 User image Ray Kiddy 2007-02-20 16:16:10 PST
Created attachment 255844 [details]
test applet
Comment 3 User image Steven Michaud [:smichaud] (Retired) 2007-02-21 08:58:58 PST
Here's a list of the Java applet sites I routinely use for testing (in no
particular order).  They're mostly ones that have given me some kind of
trouble in the past.  Some of these sites are very well known (like and  I'll include them anyway for the sake of
completeness.  Many of these use LiveConnect to some degree, but the last two
specifically target LiveConnect, and the liveconnecttest one is the best
LiveConnect test suite I've ever seen. (click on map and choose "loop") (best I've ever seen) (also LiveConnect)

And here are three more, all bank sites.  The first one uses a Java applet
with a visible UI.  The second two use applets without any visible UI, which
get their input (via LiveConnect) from JavaScript objects.
Comment 4 User image Steven Michaud [:smichaud] (Retired) 2007-02-21 10:16:08 PST
Here's another site I sometimes test with, that makes very sophisticated use
of a Java applet.  To see the applet you need to do a search and click on the
"Map View" tab.
Comment 5 User image Ray Kiddy 2007-02-21 17:37:48 PST
This is great.

We will have to mark which of these would be relocatable. In other words, with some of these, we would be able to download the files and use them for testing locally. For some of these, such as the banking sites, we will not want to try this.

But it is good to know about all of these. Thanx.
Comment 6 User image Steven Michaud [:smichaud] (Retired) 2007-02-21 18:06:43 PST
You're quite welcome.  I'm glad is trying to formalize its
Java applet testing.

I understand why it isn't feasible to relocate the banking sites.  But
you'll need to be careful not to test them too much at any one time --
otherwise the sites' owners might think they're under attack :-)
Comment 7 User image Joe Java 2007-05-16 08:08:03 PDT
I test with the applet on this page (uses "object" tag)

Comment 8 User image agb5 2007-08-05 01:30:42 PDT
Here is a simple java applet test page that an be easily copied and automated:

It will test that the replaced element is renderd in the correct position and that it is re-sized correctly when it's containing html is re-sized by javascript.
Comment 9 User image Ted Mielczarek [:ted.mielczarek] 2008-12-20 14:15:30 PST
Everything left in Core:Testing is going to Testing:General. Filter on CleanOutCoreTesting to ignore.
Comment 11 User image Steven Michaud [:smichaud] (Retired) 2010-03-22 13:51:09 PDT
> As best I can tell, all but one of the bank sites from comment #3
> have stopped using Java.  But sometimes banking services aren't
> available on weekends, so I really need to recheck on Monday.  I'll
> do that and post another comment.

I've confirmed this.  Only the following (of the three bank sites)
still uses Java:

Also, since comment #10 the site has been shut
down, so the following link no longer works:

The pages have similar functionality.  And
here's another stock charts site that's still available	(one that uses
Java applets):
Comment 12 User image Ray Kiddy 2010-03-23 09:07:37 PDT
There may be resources in the OpenJDK project that can be used for this effort.
Comment 13 User image Steven Michaud [:smichaud] (Retired) 2010-08-31 14:38:59 PDT
> (click on map and choose "loop")

This page no longer uses Java :-(

But there's at least one NOAA page that still uses Java to dynamically loop weather maps:

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