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Java problem with IE 5.0

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I'm really stumped with this and it's messing up my browsing badly. I keep getting messages from Internet Explorer that I need MRJ 2.1 or higher to run Java inside Internet Explorer (5.0).
I downloaded and reinstalled Mac OS Runtime for Java 2.5.5 but I still get the messages and can't view
some webpages involving Java.I have no problems with the same pages in Netscape Communicator 4.76.  Any ideas?
OS 9.1 on PowerWave 150 with PowerLogix G3 366.
TIA,
Steve  = : ^ )
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You need to make sure the MRJ Plugin is in the explorer plugins folder.

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I've installed MRJ 2.5.5 a couple of times and it hasn't put an "MRJ plugin" in my IE plugins folder - nor in my Netscape plugins folder. Java works fine in Netscape and yesterday I noticed this: I went to to a particular site - www.nobodyhere.com/ (fabulous place!) - where Netscape said "starting Java" as the homepage loaded and everything worked fine. I then visited the same place with IE and everything was fine, too! IE even told me down the bottom of the browser window that various Java applets were running.
I'm beginning to suspect that the error message itself is wrong, that IE is missing _something_ but it's sending out an incorrect message about what it is - like when the Finder tells me printer is out of paper when actually it can't be found because the button on my MIDI interface is in the wrong position.

Whaddaya think?

Steve  = : ^ )
Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic design
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Please update the expert here who have so willingly stepped in to help you, since much time has passed since your last comments, and Email notifications may not have been generated to the participating experts here due to some problems at that time.  If you've been helped, accept the respective question by that expert to grade and close it.

Somewhat off-topic, but important.

****************************** ALERT********************************
WindowsUpdate - Critical Update alert March 28, 2002 from Microsoft
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms02-015.asp
Synopsis:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-015  
28 March 2002 Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer
Originally posted: March 28, 2002
Summary
Who should read this bulletin: Customers using Microsoft® Internet Explorer
Impact of vulnerability: Two vulnerabilities, the most serious of which would allow script to run in the Local Computer Zone.
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
Recommendation: Consumers using the affected version of IE should install the patch immediately.
Affected Software:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

Thought you'd appreciate knowing this.
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Thamks for the heads-up. Those appear to be IE version numbers for Windows. I have IE 5.1 for the Mac which, I believe is the latest for OS 9.x (I'm running 9.1).

I _still_ have this problem (how many months has it been?) I would _dearly_ love to solve it. As it stands, whenever I run into a site using Java (and  www.nobodyhere.com/ doesn't appear to work any more, either), I have to start up Netscape (which is way slower than IE on my machine) and get around it that way. Not particulary elegant. (And I'm now pretty sure the problem does actually relate to Java and isn't an incorrect error message as I suggested above.)

Weed's comment didn't solve the problem for the reason I posted and I wonder if he has any more to say about it.

I've upped the points here and welcome any input. This is still a live thread/current issue for me.

TIA,
Steve  = : ^ )

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Thamks for the heads-up. Those appear to be IE version numbers for Windows. I have IE 5.1 for the Mac which, I believe is the latest for OS 9.x (I'm running 9.1).

I _still_ have this problem (how many months has it been?) I would _dearly_ love to solve it. As it stands, whenever I run into a site using Java (and  www.nobodyhere.com/ doesn't appear to work any more, either), I have to start up Netscape (which is way slower than IE on my machine) and get around it that way. Not particulary elegant. (And I'm now pretty sure the problem does actually relate to Java and isn't an incorrect error message as I suggested above.)

Weed's comment didn't solve the problem for the reason I posted and I wonder if he has any more to say about it.

I've upped the points here and welcome any input. This is still a live thread/current issue for me.

TIA,
Steve  = : ^ )

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Hmmm. I twice tried to up the points here but they keep showing as 200.

I got this solved with the assistance of a very helpful guy over on  comp.sys.mac.misc. If you'd like to know what the problem was, the thread is called "Need HELP with browsing problem".

I'll retire the question in a couple of days.

Thanks,
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Hi, Steve.  Hopefully weed will return here to collaborate further with you.  Your question is currently at 200 points, the maximum is 300 points, so you can only increase this an additional 100 points, if you choose.

If weed does not return to help you further, post a zero point question in the Community Support topic area for a refund.

Expert astaec asked me to help you here.

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Sounds to me like its been solved.
200 points refunded, item moved to the PAQ at zero points and closed.
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