[RFC][icedtea-web] Plugin does not make JNLP's <information> available when using jnlp_href

Danesh Dadachanji ddadacha at redhat.com
Fri Jan 6 11:52:25 PST 2012

Aaand here's the patch.

On 06/01/12 02:46 PM, Danesh Dadachanji wrote:
> Hi,
> The JNLP file's information elements are not available for use when
> using the plugin through the browser and jnlp_href. For example when
> access dialogs pop up, they try to use PluginBridge.getInformation().
> This is set to return a new (and so, empty) ArrayList rather than the
> contents of the information tag. To test this, use this applet[1] and
> click Open.
> I've setup the info instance var in the PluginBridge constructor to
> either be the JNLP file's info or to be a new ArrayList if jnlp_href is
> not being used.
> PluginBridge.getInformation() is no longer needed because the
> superclass's method does what we want so I've removed it. There was the
> following comment in the method:
> "Should we populate this list with applet attribute tags?"
> I left this as is for now because JNLPFile.getInformation's javadoc
> states it only returns the <information> tag's elements. It might cause
> some confusion/inconsistency with the javadoc if we were to store the
> applet's attribute here. If we were to add a
> PluginBridge.getInformation, it would be identical in implementation.
> Apart from this, I don't see the harm in adding the attributes to the
> info - they are visible to the public anyway through ^U! The "name"
> attribute could also be used if there is no <title> so it might be
> useful to do so.
> I've also added "(unverified)" to the ends of the Publisher label of
> access dialogs because this can easily be spoofed.
> ChangeLog
> +2012-01-06 Danesh Dadachanji <ddadacha at redhat.com>
> +
> + Use the JNLP file's information section for the Name and
> + Publisher labels of access dialogs, if available.
> + * netx/net/sourceforge/jnlp/PluginBridge.java:
> + (PluginBridge): Assigned info variable to JNLP file's information
> + section (if one is used), otherwise to a new, empty ArrayList.
> + (getInformation): Removed method, superclass method
> + should be used instead.
> + * netx/net/sourceforge/jnlp/resources/Messages.properties:
> + Adding SUnverified.
> + * a/netx/net/sourceforge/jnlp/security/AccessWarningPane.java:
> + (addComponents): Append unverified note to the publisher label.
> +
> Thoughts/comments? If this is alright, I'd like to push it to HEAD.
> Regards,
> Danesh
> [1]
> http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/doingMoreWithRIA/examples/dist/applet_JNLP_API/AppletPage.html
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