InvocationTargetException when running applet locally

Mickey Segal java3 at
Fri Oct 18 06:59:21 PDT 2013

I implemented for our Java applet that runs locally the following Manifest lines:

Permissions: all-permissions
Codebase: *

We'd added these in a Manifest.txt file for our Web version after the changes in a previous version that flagged errors unless these were present.  

But after installing 7u45 on another computer, this doesn't get rid of the "Error, Click for details" message instead of the applet appearing.  Clicking gets an Application Error dialog box titled RuntimeException that lists java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException and none of the buttons such as Details do anything useful.

All is fine with the Web version.
All was fine with 7u40, which still hasn't appeared on the old version download page.
All is fine on Java 8 build 111.

Is there something else needed to add to the Manifest file?
Anyone have other ideas?

-----Original Message-----
From: Mickey Segal 
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 7:05 AM

There are also some JAR Manifest changes in 7u45, as detailed at

I don't know if that can explain the complete failure to load and the InvocationTargetException, or is just an additional issue.  

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