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Apple Safari 10 Will Focus on HTML5, Legacy Plugins will be Disabled

     
4:59 pm on Jun 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Safari 10, due later this year, is to have plugins such as Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime disabled, while Apple shifts the focus of the browser to HTML5 content.

If your site has both Flash and HTML5, Safari will always show users HTML5 content, instead of Flash, or other plugin content.
Apple is encouraging web developers to check how a site might be impacted by the changes, and ensure sites are compliant.
To avoid making your users have to explicitly activate a plug-in on your website, you should try to implement features using technologies built into the web platform. You can use HTML5 <audio>, <video>, the Audio Context API, and Media Source Extensions to implement robust, secure, customized media players.


It's really worthwhile reading the whole blog post about the recommendations for developers.

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5:29 pm on June 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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So, to be clear here, Safari 10 will disable plugins such as Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime will be disabled, but users can "explicitly activate a plug-in." This is a great marketing opportunity for web developers.
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Yes, that's correct. User's will have to enable the plugins if they wish to see the content. That just seems a backward step, i'm sure.
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I don't consider that a backward step at all. That is how I have run my plugins/extensions for years on the dektop. I don't want Flash on by default so I can tell FF to run it "now only" or "always" site by site. I leave it off for 99.9% of sites. Safari 10 is for iOS so it is even less likely they want Flash always on. ;)
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Safari has always been so problem ridden, I gave up on it a long time ago.