NPAPI


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NPAPI

(Netscape Plug-in API) A programming interface for browser plug-ins originally developed by Netscape. The plug-in identifies the content it supports, and when that data must be rendered, the browser launches the appropriate plug-in. For example, clicking a PDF file in the browser launches the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in. Superseded by the Pepper Plug-in API (PPAPI), Web browsers no longer support NPAPI. See PPAPI, NSAPI and WebAssembly.
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The deprecation of the old Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) in Chrome in September 2015 was the first major signal of this trend.
When Google announced it would drop support for the NPAPI standard in Chrome, German VOD service maxdome started to investigate a solution to stream MPEG-DASH with Widevine Modular to satisfy customers using Google Chrome with the new maxdome HTLM5 MPEG-DASH player.
We've seen this happen recently with Google's phasing out of the Netscape Plug-In API (NPAPI) in the Chrome browser.