Blocking Google from January Chrome plugin api Netscape




Blocking Google from January default plugin-api Netscape in Chrome. The Internet giant phases out the api all times, but in the browser uses a whitelist for popular plugins. Starting next year, will also disappear the whitelist.

The whitelist is true standard on the most popular plug-ins such as Silverlight, Unity and Google Earth. Users and administrators can also add certain programs to the list, so they can still run. However, Google is standard disable the whitelist from January, says the company in a blog post.

The American company phases out all longer traditional plug-ins in its Chrome browser. Who still use the plug-in API Netscape, which is also known as the NPAPI. According to Google, which only unsafe, unstable and complex. For that reason, Google plug-ins that allow not already use NPAPI more in the Chrome Web Store.

Figures from Google shows that the use of NPAPI plugins steadily decreasing. The most commonly used plugin was hitherto Silverlight, where eleven percent of all Chrome users sometimes do something with it. In second and third place respectively are Google Talk and Java. The latter must still be employed separately activated when a site wants to use Java.

There are even more changes according to Google for NPAPI plugins underway in Chrome. From April next year the support will be disabled by default and are plug-ins that use them removed from the Chrome Web Store. For advanced users and businesses also rely on the technology, that period will be a temporary solution to enable NPAPI again. That solution works until September, highlights Google.


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