From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 95 BuildID: 2001062823 When prefs.js has a line like the following: user_pref("general.useragent.override", "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Linux)"); the Java plugin exits (taking the browser down as well) with the message: Expected a version > 5! Version = 4 The Java plugin should not depend on the user agent string to know what version of browser it is running in, since that may need to be faked to work with sites which expect a Mozilla/4.0 browser. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Change prefs.js to have a Mozilla/4.0 version 2. Install Java plugin 3. Try to load browser from a shell window. Watch for the error message Actual Results: After installing Java plugin, browser fails to start. Plugin produces above error message. Changing the version back to Mozilla/5.0 works, but then certain sites will block your client (expecting Mozilla/4.0 instead). Expected Results: The Java plugin for Mozilla shouldn't care what the user agent string says. It should use other means to determine the browser version it is running in.
This is not Mozilla's fault I think, but sun's java plugin
moving to oji
Assignee: idk → edburns
Component: Java-Implemented Plugins → OJI
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 83376 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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