Remove <applet> element

Issue #11946645 • Assigned to Kris K.


Simon P.
May 9, 2017
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Found in
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  • Safari
  • Firefox
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Steps to reproduce

Chromium removed applet in Sep 2015.

Gecko is currently working on it.

WebKit are not currently eager to remove it because of compat concerns.

Pull request for the HTML standard:

Issue with some background discussion and some compat research (for document.applets)


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

      Changed Title from “Remove <applet> element” to “Remove <applet> element”

      Changed Assigned To from “Travis L.” to “Kris K.”

    • Folks,
      With new updated Edge (Edge 42.17134.1.0, EdgeHTML 17.17134) document.applets is undefined now. Above you reference the discussion around potential problems which will be caused to huge amount of sites if that happens. Is that going to be fixed to return an empty collection as all browsers do?


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