Netscape object does not exists

Posted on 2006-07-08
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hi Java X-perts,
Still learning Java... I am making some experimtnes decompiling - compiling and back. One of the decompiled Java classes generates a few errors, when I compile it back WITH NO CHANGES:

Those are the lines and their errors:

import netscape.javascript.JSObject;  ---> package netscape.javascript does not exists

JSObject jsobject = null; ---> cannot find symbol

jsobject = JSObject.getWindow(o);   ----> cannot find symbol


I am using JAD for decompilation and it works fine for all other files. I cannot understand what is wrong as I have not made any changes to the code.


Question by:andy7789
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ID: 17064539
Makre sure the


is in your classpath

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ID: 17064566
Yes I do have plugin.jar here. Do you mean i have to include its dir to system PATH?
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Compile your app

javac -classpath %JAVA_HOME%\jre\lib\plugin.jar;. *.java

(if you've set JAVA_HOME as i recommended earlier)
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Author Comment

ID: 17064600
It is even worse, it gives me 9 errors instead of 3.

1. java.applet.Applet is already defined in c68
2. a few similar errors - canot find symbol (variable super and class JSObject)

What is wrong?
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Expert Comment

ID: 17064610
Well you *are* likely to get errors from decompilation/compilation exercises.

If you post it somewhere public,i'll see if it can be compiled

Author Comment

ID: 17064619
what is the best decompiler? i will try it again, if I could fix it... I am using JAD
Any better ideas?
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ID: 17064663
You won't get better than JAD really

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ID: 17066540
It works, thank you! I had some mess classpaths with pointing to plugins.jar.
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