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Firefox and Chrome give browser plug-ins the cold shoulder

Brad Chacos | Sept. 26, 2013
Ding, dong, browser plug-ins—as we know them—are almost dead, thanks to changes in the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome.

There's just one problem: Chrome is the only browser compatible with PPAPI, and the Mozilla wiki page for PPAPI simply says "Mozilla is not interested in or working on Pepper at this time."

It's definitely time to move beyond the dated plug-in technology we've been using since the Netscape days, but here's hoping that the death of the old NPAPI standby doesn't lead to a fractured landscape of mish-mashed browser support.

 

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