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What will happen with Firefox, Flash and Java?

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Hi,

I have read some information about Firefox not supporting or Adobe dropping support for Flash. Java is also not going to be supported?

Is it just that Google Chrome has created internal plug-ins or extensions/add-on's that handle Flash and Java?

Here are two replies:

1. Hi SyncroScales, the-edmeister (Support Forum Moderator) posted a new reply in Firefox on 15-04-2017 07:10 AM : Re: What will happen with Firefox, Flash and Java?

Mozilla made the decision to end support for all NPAPI plugins over a year and a half ago. Flash support will continue at least thru 2017.

https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2015/10/08/npapi-plugins-in-firefox/

2. Hi SyncroScales, James (Site Moderator) posted a new reply in Firefox on 15-04-2017 10:58 PM : Re: What will happen with Firefox, Flash and Java?

SyncroScales wrote: Hi,

I have read some information about Firefox not supporting or Adobe dropping support for Flash. Java is also not going to be supported?

Is it just that Google Chrome has created internal plug-ins or extensions/add-on's that handle Flash and Java? Chrome/Chromium has dropped support for NPAPI Plugins which includes the Java Plugin back in 2015 so they only use their own Pepper Flash Plugin.

Besides Oracle has been in process of discontinuing their Java Plugin as you can see in postings on https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/

Okulungisiwe ngu SyncroScales

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Is it just that Google Chrome has created internal plug-ins or extensions/add-on's that handle Flash and Java?

Flash will be around for awhile yet, but all other plugins are now deprecated.

All web browsers are going with HTML5 to handle what external plugins have handled in the past.

It is now up to content providers to switch over to the "native" technologies for multimedia presentations in web browsers.