J2SE Version (please include all output from java -version flag):
Java Plug-in 1.6.0_16
Using JRE version 1.6.0_16-b01 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
User home directory = D:\Documents and Settings\Administrator
Does this problem occur on J2SE 1.4.x or 5.0.x or 6.0? Yes / No (pick one)
NO, it works fine with 6u13
Operating System Configuration Information (be specific):
Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 service pack 2
OS: Windows XP service pack 2
Hardware: Intel CPU
Applets having problem to load properly with latest versions of Java Plugin(6u14, 15 and 16). No problems with early versions of JDK 6.0 are being seen.
found that it has a problem with the proxy automatic configuration script. If a specific proxy server is entered, there is no issue with that JRE. JRE 6 update
13 and it did not have a problem with the proxy automatic configuration script.
Looks like something broke in the Sun JRE starting at version 6 update 14.
Attached are the logs.