Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Firefox 3 Java Bug with openinfocard

Just filed a bug for Firefox 3 and Java 6 Update 10 RC.

I maintain the Firefox extension "openinfocard"
Since Firefox3 users experience an error message "ReferenceError: java is not
defined". Today I tried whether this error still occurs with
jdk-6u10-rc-bin-b28-windows-i586-p-21_jul_2008.exe and ran into the error
"TypeError: invalid 'instanceof' operand java.net.URLClassLoader" here:
This works with previous version of java.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the Firefox extension into FF3. Save to disk, then install.
2. navigate to a site that uses Information Cards e.g.
3. Click on the Information Card icon
Actual Results:
An alert dialog opens with the error message "TypeError: invalid 'instanceof'
operand java.net.URLClassLoader

Expected Results:
No alert but the identity card selector window opens and you can create an
information card (self-issued) that you can then use to provide your claims
about yourself.

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