Google Chrome pushes HTML5 default, sidelines Flash

The search engine giant is hoping to introduce HTML5 by default in its place, if possible.

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2016, 17:18 PM IST
Google Chrome pushes HTML5 default, sidelines Flash

New Delhi: In a major technical breakthrough, Google has accelerated its plan to slowly block Flash content on most of the internet sites by the end of this year.

The search engine giant is hoping to introduce HTML5 by default in its place, if possible.

In the updated chrome nearly every website will have Flash content blocked by default.

"Later this year we plan to change how Chromium hints to websites about the presence of Flash Player, by changing the default response of Navigator.plugins and Navigator.mimeTypes. If a site offers an HTML5 experience, this change will make that the primary experience. We will continue to ship Flash Player with Chrome, and if a site truly requires Flash, a prompt will appear at the top of the page when the user first visits that site, giving them the option of allowing it to run for that site (see the proposal for the mock-ups)," the company said in a blog post.

Currently, this plan is in the prototype stage and the company is planning to implement this by the end of 2016.

(With agencies inputs)