OK. I have enough examples!!!
I wrote about this issue last week, but then could not get back to it until after my visiting family had left. I filed a bugzilla report at that time: #620710. It involves a Mac running 10.6.5 and Jmol with multiple instances of the applet.
Below are two URL's which load multiple applets. In both cases, including my own which is not listed, the page freezes. This does not occur with a single applet.
The java console shows no error. If fact it shows nothing. However, the Console shows the following error sequence.
12/28/10 1:05:00 PM [0x0-0x21a21a].org.mozilla.firefox ###!!! [Parent][RPCChannel] Error: Route error: message sent to unknown actor ID
12/28/10 1:05:31 PM [0x0-0x21a21a].org.mozilla.firefox NOTE: child process received `Goodbye', closing down
12/28/10 1:05:52 PM [0x0-0x2f32f3].org.mozilla.firefox Running global cleanup code from study base classes.
12/28/10 1:06:18 PM plugin-container Process manager already initialized -- can't fully enable headless mode.
12/28/10 1:06:18 PM [0x0-0x2f32f3].org.mozilla.firefox 2010-12-28 13:06:18.503 plugin-container[25414:903] Process manager already initialized -- can't fully enable headless mode.
I will amplify my bugzilla report with this information later today. Can someone (Bob?) suggest what might be happening so I can point a way for them? Actually, some wording that will be meaningful to them would be helpful.
J. Philip Bays
Professor of Chemistry
Science Hall 172
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame IN 46556