Status of click-to-play plugins in Firefox 24/26

Tetsuharu OHZEKI saneyuki.s.snyk at
Mon Nov 4 16:47:28 UTC 2013


These mockups are looked like using notification bar instead of
doorhanger. I seem these notification bar is very ugly, if they are
shown each time when a page has plugin contents, doesn't it? Well, if
they are floated (hovered) on the top of a page, they need to trade
off between notifying and page visibility for user about that its page
has some plugin contents. Why can't we use doorhanger? Should we use
any animated doorhanger's icon?

2013/11/5 Benjamin Smedberg <benjamin at>:
> On 11/1/2013 4:50 PM, Lawrence Mandel wrote:
>> Thanks Anthony. I like that this is well documented. What I am really
>> after is have we identified the different patterns of Java usage (with code
>> examples) on the Web and do we know how Firefox behaves once click-to-play
>> is enabled in each of these cases? For ex, do GMail and Yahoo Mail
>> instantiate and interact with Java in the same way? How do we respond on
>> both sites? Lawrence
> As far as I know, neither Gmail nor Yahoo Mail use Java. Google does use a
> non-Flash plugin for hangouts/talk. As I understand the current status, it
> works (via the notificiation icon) but isn't discoverable.
> I'm happy to list out the patterns I've seen so far, but I'm not sure
> whether it's actually useful data. The problem is finding the cases we
> *don't* know about. Most of the sites on Anthony's etherpad, for example,
> are the common case of visible plugins.
> * Visible plugin, no scripting
> * Visible plugin, uses callback or timeout for scripting
> * Visible plugin with HTML overlay that prevents activation
> * Hidden plugin scripted via callback or timeout
> * Hidden plugin scripted immediately but remains in the page
> * Hidden plugin scripted immediately and removed on failure
> Part of the problem has been that a lot of the usage is hidden behind
> logins; e.g. doesn't appear to use Java on its public games/demos,
> but we are seeing reports of Java usage for users who have logged in, but we
> don't have specific steps to reproduce.
> --BDS
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