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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8015850

Unix/ Firefox 21+: Java Plug-in should use UTF8 instead of HTML entities

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    • Resolved In Build:
      b56
    • CPU:
      generic
    • OS:
      solaris

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        With the last release of Firefox 21 on Unix (Solaris, Linux), the MIME type description of Java Plug-in displayed as HTML entities such as:

        application/x-java-vm Java&#153 Plug-in
        application/x-java-applet Java&#153 Plug-in Applet
        application/x-java-bean Java&#153 Plug-in JavaBeans
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Java&#153 Plug-in
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 Java&#153 Plug-in
        ...
        ....


        This only happens with Java Plug-in, not with other Plug-ins.
        Mozilla confirmed that Java plugin should use UTF8 instead of HTML entities. With the latest Firefox 21 release, it does not parse the plugin description as HTML


        *** Steps to reproduce:
        On a Solaris or Linux machine
        1) Installed Java Plug-in 7u25
        2) Register Java Plug-in with Firefox 21 as making the sym link libnpjp2.so from ~/.mozilla/plugins

        Open Firefox, about:plugins, part of the MIME Type description displayed as mentioned above
        This issue is not specific to 7u25 but specific to the latest Firefox 21+
            

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                • Assignee:
                  dcherepanov Dmitry Cherepanov
                  Reporter:
                  hungnguy Hung Nguyen (Inactive)
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