Will Chrome's dropping of Java prevent Storyline or Rise courses from Working.

We have a customer that is concerned that our Storyline files will no longer work on some browsers or internal systems. I found this:

Chrome no longer supports NPAPI (technology required for Java applets)
The Java Plugin for web browsers relies on the cross-platform plugin architecture NPAPI, which had been supported by all major web browsers for over a decade. Google's Chrome version 45 and above have dropped support for NPAPI, and therefore Java Plugin do not work on these browsers anymore.

Java applications are offered through web browsers as either a web start application (which do not interact with the browser once they are launched) or as a Java applet (which might interact with the browser). This change does not affect Web Start applications, it only impacts applets.

Developers and System administrators looking for alternative ways to support users of Chrome should see this blog regarding Launching Web Start applications.

Can you provide me with any information.

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Janet Mudd

Our teams content posted on our LMS does process SCORM commands through Java (with triggers). Can you recommend how you would do the three commands below without building it into the Java Script trigger?


var currentTime = new Date()
var month = currentTime.getMonth() + 1
var day = currentTime.getDate()
var year = currentTime.getFullYear()
var dateString=month + "/" + day + "/" + year
var player = GetPlayer();

var player = GetPlayer();
var myName  = lmsAPI.GetStudentName();
var array  = myName.split(',');
var newName = array[1] + '  ' + array[0];
player.SetVar("newName", newName);
//myName = player.GetVar('myName');
//player.SetVar("newName", newName);