#750 IE Java false positive

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2012-10-11
2009-05-21
Vince Riggins
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awstats_misc_tracker.js seems to mis-detect that Java is enabled on IE. I have a known browser without Java installed, however, the tracker reports Java enabled. I tested with IE 8 on clean Win XP install. I am sure it is equally mis-detected on prior IE versions.

This is probably an artifact of Sun forcing Microsoft to stop including Java support many years ago, but that is not relevant to the mis-detection issue.

Discussion

  • Stefan Mayr
    Stefan Mayr
    2010-04-23

    This parameter ShowMiscStats does not work as expected on Java(Script) detection

    see
    Bug 1788719 Missing explanation of ShowMiscStats
    Bug 1788716 ShowMiscStats does not differ between JavaScript and Java

    Patch 2943287 Add and correct description of ShowMiscStats