Serious problem with b10 and IE 7.0 applets
Build 10 appears to have significantly changed its behaviour with IE 7.0 in that now it seems that no painting is done in an applet until the user clicks the mouse in the applet area. The result is that it appears the applet hasn't loaded at all and the user sees nothing. This is different from b09 and all earlier versions in that the user has always had to click to activate the applet but at least the applet painted itself before clicking.
I realise that Microsoft has a large part to play in this undesirable behaviour but I am really hoping that something can be done from the Java perspective to at least have the applet paint itself without requiring the user to click the mouse. Having the current situation where nothing at all is displayed until the mouse is clicked would be absolutely disastrous for what we are trying to do with applets.
Is this just a bug that can be fixed? We can live with having to click to activate but not click to paint.
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