Apple has never supported Java 1.6 for any Power Mac under any
version of OS X; even in 10.5, only Java 1.5 is supported, and
TenFourFox will not run Java applets for security reasons due to
several known cross-platform exploits in Java 1.5.
You may be able to install a version of the OpenJDK, but you
would need to use a different browser to enable the plugin, since
TenFourFox has not supported plugins since version 6.
Unfortunately, we can't offer support for that here, and I'm not
sure if any version of OpenJDK will work with 10.4.
Cameron, if you goto:
http://www.cyscape.com/showbrow.aspx you will see that it reports your java script engine as ver. 1.5
That is my problem. I am a neophyte but that response must pass through your browser from OSX. It shouldn't.
BrowserHawk should not be able to detect Java (again, NOT
using the browser in an unsupported configuration. That said: 1.5
is indeed the version of Java that comes with 10.4 and 10.5. The
Java plugin is what actually runs within the browser and
it is configured to use the system JRE, not OpenJDK. The plugin may
not be aware that you have OpenJDK installed, and you will need to
alter the plugin's settings or certain components on your system to
use OpenJDK instead of Java 1.5. Again, that's something I can't
help you with here.
I assume that the Mortgage Calculator you are referring to is
(correctly) says I do not have Java installed, because plugins are
disabled and Java therefore will not run.
Thanks for your help today. I am now writing on a Win7 laptop which BrowserHawk reports ver. 1.7.0_25 on both Java and Java script versions. As TenFourFox doesn't support plugins you might consider finding a way to report that you have a java script engine and its version.