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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4858528

Applets don't obey DHTML layer z-index, and can't be transparent.

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4.2, 6
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: deploy
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    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_2000, windows_xp

      Description

      Name: gm110360 Date: 05/05/2003


      A DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUEST :
      An applet in a dhtml div layer shows through layers that are stacked on top of it.

      Flash movies by contrast will obey their stacking if you pass param "wmode=transparent"

      JUSTIFICATION :
      Without it it is pretty impossible to use applets in conjunction with other dhtml content, like images, text, flash, as applets hog the experience,
      poking to the front no matter where the have been authored to go.



      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      Macromedia had a similar 'bug', which they fixed thus:

      http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/ts/documents/flash_top_layer.htm

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      My workaround is to remove all applets, as they basically poison any web experience, and replace them with flash.

      Needless to say, this does nothing for the cause of java on the client
      (Review ID: 185041)
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              mafishersunw Margarita Fisher (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              gmanwanisunw Girish Manwani (Inactive)
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