Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Jul 2017 16:11 UTC
Internet & Networking

Today, Adobe announced that Flash will no longer be supported after 2020. Microsoft will phase out support for Flash in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer ahead of this date.

Flash led the way on the web for rich content, gaming, animations, and media of all kinds, and inspired many of the current web standards powering HTML5. Adobe has partnered with Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Apple, and many others, to ensure that the open web could meet and exceed the experiences that Flash has traditionally provided. HTML5 standards, implemented across all modern browsers, provide these capabilities with improved performance, battery life, and increased security. We look forward to continuing to work with Adobe and our industry partners on enriching the open web without the need for plug-ins.

We will phase out Flash from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, culminating in the removal of Flash from Windows entirely by the end of 2020.

Adobe's own announcement is coughing up HTTP 500 errors right now; hence the link to Microsoft's announcement. You can also read Apple's/WebKit's announcement, and the one from Chrome/Google.

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RE: Good riddance.
by flanque on Tue 25th Jul 2017 22:45 UTC in reply to "Good riddance."
flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

It can be hard to believe but there are still many websites that use it. It's just irritating, but killing it now would break corners of the web that folk use.

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RE[2]: Good riddance.
by Johann Chua on Wed 26th Jul 2017 05:36 in reply to "RE: Good riddance."
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Yeah. My issuing bank uses Flash to display and print out credit card statements on their website. I guess without Flash they'd have to email a password-protected PDF. AFAICT they're just using a Flash app as a "secure" PDF viewer.

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RE[3]: Good riddance.
by nicubunu on Wed 26th Jul 2017 06:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Good riddance."
nicubunu Member since:
2014-01-08

A password-protected PDF would be worse, it won't work on every viewer. They can generate a temporary PDF on the fly or they can put the link to the PDF in a protected area of the website.

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