Java language is the most powerful language and is widely used in the web application. Today most of the web browser are java compatible. Few of them are:
Internet Explorer: It is the most widely used Browser. Internet Explorer abbreviates as IE . Windows Internet Explorer is developed by Microsoft in 1995 and it was included in series of Microsoft Windows 95 operating system. Advanced version of IE are supported on different operating systems such as Internet Explorer for UNIX, Internet Explorer for Mac. Internet Explorer 7.0 is the recent version available for free update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, it is also included with Windows Vista.
Netscape: Netscape Web browser version 8.0(as the first version) was first time released in 30 November 2004 . It was developed by Mercusial Communication. Then version 8.0.1 came in the market with a minor enhancement. Various versions of the Netscape were based on different technology like version 8 was based on Mozila Firefox whereas version 1 to 4 was based on Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator whereas Netscape 6 and 7 are based on Mozilla Application Suite.
HotJava: It is the modular version of the web browser developed by the Sun Microsystems to support the applets. Now it is not currently used. It was just like the clone of the internet browser Mosaic. This browser had three version HotJava Browser 3.0, HotJava Browser 1.1.5 and HotJava Browser 1.1.2 .
Techniques to check whether a browser is java enabled or not.
Most of the browsers today are java enabled. There are various ways to check whether the browser being used is java enabled or not. However we manually check its support for java. The following procedure shows how to check, whether the browser is java enabled or not.
Firefox 1.0.4: Just , Go through by putting the following entry in the address bar.
about : java plugins
If java is installed then it will show the multiple entries under the lable "Java Plug-in". It will also provide the information about the version and installation.
We can also check manually by going through the following steps in the tool bar.
Click on Tools -> Options -> Web features (or Content ).
If the check box is checked, the browser is java enabled.
Mozilla 1.6: Mozilla also have the two ways to check manually , whether it is java enabled or not.
Go to click on Help-> About Plug-ins.
If it shows nothing then java is not installed. If java
is installed then it shows various plug-in entries according to the version.
The second method is that, Click on Tools -> Web Development. If it shows the Java Console option then java is installed otherwise it shows nothing.
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