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Chrome starts pushing Java off the Web by disabling plugins

     
3:31 am on Apr 15, 2015 (gmt 0)

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http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/04/chrome-starts-pushing-java-off-the-web-by-disabling-plugins/#p3 [arstechnica.com]

Chrome starts pushing Java off the Web by disabling plugins

Chrome 42, released to the stable channel today, will take a big step toward pushing old browser plugins, including Java and Silverlight, off the Web. Those plugins use a 1990s-era API called NPAPI ("Netscape Plugin API") to extend the browser, and with Chrome 42, that API is now off by default.
10:27 pm on Apr 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Will just mean that browser will no longer be used for a lot of commercial applications that require java applications to work. Internet Explorer 6 managed to hang on for so long for this reason.

Firefox seems to be a lot more stable for some sites.
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Some older tech will simply not function in the current mix of things. Seeing NPAPI disappear will not spoil my day. There are better, more secure ways to do the same thing.
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Some government sites and corporate IT environments had to use IE 6 for many years longer than necessary due to apps written in JAVA that could not be updated. Flash looks like it may be next as it is very vunerable.