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Google goes 'Reader' on Chrome Frame, kills plug-in for IE

Gregg Keizer | June 17, 2013
Enterprise Web app developers cry foul over retirement of plug-in that puts Chrome engine inside older versions of IE

"Chrome Frame was the only way to offer support for our modern Web app to customers who refuse to upgrade from IE7 and IE8," commented Aaron Smith. "It's very disappointing, but understandable, that Google is tossing this to the wayside. It sure leaves me in a bind."

Austin Fatheree was a lot more blunt. "Unreal. You just undid years of my work," he said in a comment late Thursday.

In an FAQ for developers, Google said that while it will stop updating Frame next January, the plug-in will continue to work after that date. "All existing Chrome Frame installs will continue to work as expected," the FAQ said.


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