Firefox to remove support for the FTP protocol

I rarely come across FTP though, bizarrely, it’s still used for some payroll applications. Looks like we’ll be saying RIP as browsers withdraw support…:

[…] Mozilla’s move comes after Google took a similar decision in regards to the FTP protocol in Chrome last year.

In August 2019, Google announced plans to remove the ability to access and view FTP links from Chrome.

FTP support will be disabled by default in Chrome v81 — currently delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak — and all traces of the FTP protocol will be removed from the Chrome codebase in Chrome 82, scheduled for release in late spring, early summer this year.

When it announced it was removing FTP support from Chrome, Google said that only a small percentage of its userbase was accessing/using FTP links, a major factor in its decision.


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