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Java Plugin Version

muthu muruges
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Hi,
How to identify the version of the active java plugin in IE using javascript?. I know how to identify using the ActivexObjects. Due to some reasons I don't want to use that. I would like to know is it possible to identify that using LiveConnect feature of the javascript.
Thanks in advance.
Michael Morris
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Moving this to HTML and JavaScript.


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. - Ernst F. Schumacher
Eric Pascarello
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look AT this
http://www.coderanch.com/t/112975/HTML-JavaScript/java-plugin-detection
muthu muruges
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Hi,
That link also using activexObjects logic only. But as mentioned earlier I don't want to use that.
Is there any other logic??
Eric Pascarello
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netscape uses the navigator and IE can not use it. I believe you are stuck with the hand you are dealt.
Eric
muthu muruges
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Hi Eric,
Thanks for you help and care. I solved this by using Liveconnect and Javascript.
Eric Pascarello
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Browsers do a bad job detecting things, that is one thing I which they would improve on. Just like detecting the browser type. Now other browsers are pretending they are another browser byu a setting and you need 20 other cdes to tell that it is that other browser hiding behins code!

I am glad you got a solution
Eric
[ April 23, 2003: Message edited by: Eric Pascarello ]
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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