This section describes the primary features of the Java runtime in Netscape 6, which is enabled by Java Plug-in. It includes the following topics:
Applets are loaded by Java Plug-in if the conventional
tag is used.
RSA signed applet verification is supported.
You may display the Java Console through the Netscape 6 browser menu: Tasks>Tools>Java Console.
You may enable/disable Java through the Netscape 6 browser menu: Edit>Preferences>Advanced. Note that to take effect, the browser must be restarted.
Whenever a page is visited, the
methods of the applet are called; and whenever the page is left, the
destroy() methods may be called.
Java Plug-in previously handled proxy and cookie support alone. In Netscape 6 this support is moved to the browser.
HTTPS is supported through Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) in J2SE.
Via its XPInstall mechanism, Netscape 6 will support automatic download of Java Plug-in (JRE) if it is not present.
Although Sun has tried to ensure backward compatibility as much as possible between Java 2 and the Netscape VM, it may not be 100%. Some applets may run as is; other may only need recompilation; others, however, may need to be ported to Java 2.