Mozilla Continues Moving Away From NPAPI Plugins
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 9 October 2015 at 11:40 AM EDT. 21 Comments
Firefox continues making progress on loosening web developers' and users' dependence on NPAPI plug-ins with a goal still in place to remove support for most NPAPI plugins by the end of 2016.

With the exception of Adobe Flash, Firefox continues making great strides on making NPAPI plug-ins obsolete by their work and others in providing superior functionality via native web APIs. Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge also continue moving in a similar direction.

If you're curious about a status update on NPAPI plug-ins in Firefox, see this blog post.
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