Saturday, March 19, 2016

FBNavigator update

With the announcements by Mozilla and Oracle, and the discontinuance of NPAPI support in the Chrome browser, the handwriting is on the wall for the Java plug-in, which for years has enabled the FBNavigator to provide a rich interactive on-line experience.
As a first step toward managing this transition, the navigation tree on the left side of the FBNavigator page has been converted to a "pure HTML+CSS" implementation. This makes use of a small Java application that generates the required HTML files from the FBDK's map.ini file.