Google sharpens ax for Chrome Frame

Google’s controversial Chrome Frame, a secure Internet Explorer plug-in that fought to bring the modern Web to legacy versions of Internet Explorer, will soon be going the way of Reader, Wave, and other Google projects not deemed worthy of a future.

Chrome Frame running Google Wave in Internet Explorer shows off a lot of legacy technology.

(Credit: Google)

Chrome engineer Robert Shield wrote in a blog post on Thursday that Chrome Frame had outlived its usefulness. Basically, it wasn’t being used. Google said that it’s lack of appeal was because browsers usage has advanced far enough beyond where it was in 2009, when Chrome Frame launched. Most modern browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera, have developed to the point where they support majority of HTML5, CSS3 and next-generation JavaScript that fuels the developing Web.

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