I am having a TextField focus problem with JRE plugin 1.5
Posted on 2008-11-05
I have a Java Applet with textfields that is being launched in Mozilla web browser (version 1.7) on an AIX 5.3 platform. The applet is composed of AWT components...no Swing is used. When I try to modify the text in any of the textfields I am unable to...it is as if the focus is never given to the text field (the cursor in the textfield stops blinking and I cannot edit the text). However, after clicking on another component on the applet (such as a Choice component) and then go to a textfield, I can then modify it as it has now gained focus. This is wierd bahavior as I do not have this problem when I use the JRE 1.3.1 version of the plugin. When I use Java plugin 1.4.2 I lose all functionality pretty much. Javaplugin 1.3.1 works fine....1.5 works with the exception of the textfield focus quirk...and 1.4.2 does not work at all. Why is this? I believe I need to recommend to switch to the JRE 1.5 version of the plugin but how do I address the textfield quirk? Is this a bug with the JRE 1.5 or is there a code change that needs to take place? There is not a development environment set up at this time to make a code change any time soon so I am hopeing to just recommend using a different plugin. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!