Web applets still use the up to date, secure version 1.7 plugin.
I had tried a ton of suggested fixes for the issue before stumbling upon this work around. In it, I link to the Apple discussion forums at the bottom, where people have been saying that this workaround fixes the issue for them.[crarko adds: I find I already don't have middle names in any of my Contacts, so I've not seen this.On two of the Macs, as soon as I fired up the Citrix app, the Java vpn window would show 'error'. Then I remembered that I had done some Java development in the past and installed various jdks from Oracle so I ran: That was on the working Mac.Then I remembered the difference between 'System' Java, Java plugins, and Java development kits.Recently, I was trying to get a Java applet to run in the same way on 2 i Macs and my Mac Book Air.
The applet is a simple vpn client from Juniper that lets me access a Citrix Desktop from any Mac that I can install the Citrix receiver client on so I can work on 'Company stuff' from a large screen i Mac when I'm sat at home or from my Mac Book when I'm on the road (it works fine over 3/4G).
For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. [crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at the moment to try this.
It's inevitable that older software becomes obsolete, the same way older hardware does.
All you have to do is delete the middle name of the person in *your* contact card where it is stored as a relationship.
I'm not sure why that works; it shouldn't, but it does.
They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser.