"Oracle will finally deprecate its Java browser plugin in the next release of the Java SE Development Kit, JDK 9, which is scheduled for release in 2017.Oracle says goodbye to Java browser plugin in JDK 9 - CSO | The Resource for Data Security Executives
The Java browser plugin and other software that use NPAPI (the old Netscape Plugin API), such as Adobe’s Flash and Microsoft’s Silverlight, have posed security risks for desktop browsers for years. And for security and performance reasons, desktop browser makers have gradually pulled support for the API.
Oracle on Wednesday announced it will move with the times and deprecate support for its 21 year old platform that supported web “applets”.
“Oracle plans to deprecate the Java browser plugin in JDK 9. This technology will be removed from the Oracle JDK and JRE in a future Java SE release,” Oracle announced on Wednesday."
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Oracle says goodbye to Java browser plugin in JDK 9 - CSO | The Resource for Data Security Executives
Write once, run nowhere; also see Rest In Hell, Java Plug-In (Gizmodo)