User Agent containing Java version supported by browser
Dear Mustang team,
Please do consider as part of installation process to tag the users agent with version of Java supported.
Adding in Firefox (or any Gecko based browser) a simple config entry like :
Value: Java/1.6.0 (Applet;JSR/56)
Would realy ease the things as websites will be able to know about statistics on Java configuration within that browser, here that it has 1.6 applet enabled and has a webstart ready scenario.
Same config is possible with IE using a registry key :
There is no security issue or impact of doing this, as by executing a silent non-signed applet in a page you could find it out. But doing like this has a major advantage, you can make accurate statistics of Java usage in your website with regular web tools (server, statistic tools).
This will have a very positive impact on decision taking toward usage of applet for instance on a webserver.