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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8068525

Java Deployment Toolkit always redirects to download Java 8_25 w/ Firefox

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 7u71
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: deploy
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      Description

      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_71-b14)

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      I have a page that calls deployJava.runApplet. However, upon loading the page always redirects to java 8_25 download page. I have 1.7_71 installed and am trying to run under 1.7 like this:

      var version = '1.7'
      deployJava.runApplet(attributes, parameters, version);

      I have found that if even if I comment out the "deployJava.runApplet" call, I am still redirected to 1.8_25 download page. If I eliminate the deployJava references entirely then obviously I am not redirected anymore, nor can I run the applet.

      It seems like merely including the deployjava.js under Firefox causes this problem. The problem does not occur under IE(I have IE11).

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      using firefox, visit page that references deployjava.js in order to run an Applet under 1.7 JRE

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      Warned of old JRE installed, if appropriate, and directed to install more current one.
      ACTUAL -
      always directed to install 1.8 JRE page even if latest 1.7 is installed already

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      ---------- BEGIN SOURCE ----------
      <script type="text/javascript" src="https://www.java.com/js/deployJava.js">
      ...
      var version = '1.7';
      deployJava.runApplet(attributes, parameters, version);


      ---------- END SOURCE ----------

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            herrick Andy Herrick
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            webbuggrp Webbug Group
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