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User Agent containing Java version supported by browser

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bjb
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Joined: 2003-06-12
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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 :

Type: String
Name: general.useragent.extra.java
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 :
http://kimihia.org.nz/articles/hackieua/extend

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.

Regards,
JB

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marcomanno
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Joined: 2005-08-09
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Yes, I think it could be a good idea. Please Sun implement this!