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Chrome To Gradually Drop Support For NPAPI Plug-Ins

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    Chrome to Gradually Drop Support for NPAPI Plug-ins (click for full blog)

    September 23, 2013

    Chrome to Gradually Drop Support for NPAPI Plug-ins


    10 years ago, browsers were a lot less powerful and you had to install plug-ins to watch videos, play games, open PDF files. Applications like QuickTime, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, Adobe Reader, Java installed plug-ins that added missing features. Now browsers can play audio files and video files without plug-ins, some of them include PDF viewers, many of them render interactive 3D graphics natively. NPAPI plug-ins are no longer that necessary, they have plenty of security issues and the NPAPI plug-in architecture from the Netscape era is now outdated.
     
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    Hmmm does this mean that the Chrome browser will no longer support Microsoft Silverlight? I believe Silverlight is based on the NPAPI plug-in.

    I keep hearing people say that Microsoft Silverlight is dead/dieing - however Comcast uses it a lot for their Xfinity TV web site. Sometimes I really believe Comcast does that because they dislike Google/Google TV -:(

    So who will blink first - if Google really removes Silverlight from Chrome - will Comcast still stick with Silverlight?
     
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