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Goodbye to the CDF plugin for web browsers?

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Embedded cdf documents doesn't work. Nor private ones nor the included in the Demonstrations Project Page. There is no any information or message. After a little search I have found a note in Wolfram Support:

Quick Answer Which browsers support the CDF plugin?

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Depending on the browser you use, you may notice that the CDF plugin is not available. This is because web browsers are reducing support for plugins in favor of HTML-based technologies.

The CDF plugin is currently compatible with 32-bit Internet Explorer and Opera. The plugin is not compatible with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Firefox provides an Extended Support Release, which is expected to support the CDF plugin through early 2018.

As web browsers continue to reduce plugin support, we recommend the Wolfram Cloud for deploying CDFs on the web.

But Wolfram Cloud is not a good solution because the most attractive characteristic of CDF –you can see things change in a continuous form in response a controls– disappears.

And downloading documents to use Mathematica o Wolfram Player is not the same.

We can expect some solution or is a lost characteristic (and lost work in some projects)?

POSTED BY: Javier Puertolas
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6 months ago

If you allow me, let me just set the bar a little higher ;-) by posting a link to a website that kind of shows the trend of current web technology. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the Dynamics of some of those examples?

http://students.brown.edu/seeing-theory/

POSTED BY: Pedro Fonseca
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6 months ago

Thank for sharing that great link. I guess that for Mathematica to do that, in the browser, with no plug-ins, it would need to be re-implemented on top of JavaScript, and that is just too big of a task.

POSTED BY: Gustavo Delfino
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6 months ago

Who knows... eventually with a path from LLVM to webassembly... or something similar...

If it already runs on the iPad, doesn't that mean that "all" dependencies on "strange" libraries were "resolved"? If so, the sky is the limit!

(hope should never die)

PS - here that no one is listening, it is the "WL" that we want to run on the browser... not "Mathematica" ;-)

POSTED BY: Pedro Fonseca
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6 months ago

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