10.6. Working with Browsers and the Java Plugin

If you have attempted to use any of the ColdFusion <CFFORM> controls or participate on a ColdFusion news list, you have likely encountered some difficulty. Often, the controls will not display or users will receive an error message regarding the browser's inability to find the necessary files. In some cases, the applet will appear to load, but it will never quite load; however, upon viewing the source of the .cfm page, you can find that all of the code for the applet and its accompanying data (as in the case of <cfgrid>) has been sent to the client.

In order to use any of the Java form controls, the user is required to download the Java plugin software. This is a 5 MB download that only needs to ...

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