Java language is the most powerful language and is widely used in the web application. So the current versions of most of the web browser are made java enabled. Mostly used java enabled web browsers are
Internet Explorer: Most commonly used Internet Explorer also abbreviated as IE is Windows Internet Explorer developed by Microsoft in 1995 and it was included in series of Microsoft Windows 95 operating system. Advanced version was made to support 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 also included Windows Vista.
Netscape: Netscape Web browser version 8.0 as the first version was first time released in 30 November 2004 and developed by Mercusial Communication. After this version 8.0.1 was came in the market with a minor enhancement. The various version of the Netscape was 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. While Netscape 6 and 7 was 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 nothing but the clone of the internet browser Mosaic. This browser was the three version like HotJava Browser 3.0, HotJava Browser 1.1.5 and HotJava Browser 1.1.2 .
Safari: Safari, the web browser developed by Apple Inc. Apple release beta as the first version June 23 2003. After this version 1.0 was released. Initially it was available as a separate download. It was included in Mac OS X v10.3 as the default web browser. Later it was the only browser bundled with operating system Mac OS X v10.4.
Techniques to check whether java enabled or not.
Most of the currently using browsers are java enabled. There are various ways to check whether the browser being used is java enabled or not but generally we manually check that whether the browser is java enabled or not. The following procedure shows how we check whether the browser is java enabled or not.
Firefox 1.0.4: Go through just by putting the following entry in the address bar.
about : plugins
If java is installed then it will show the multiple entries under the lable "Java Plug-in". It will also the information about the version and about whether they are installed or not.
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 us java enabled.
Mozilla 1.6: Mozilla also have the two ways manually checking, 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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