NPAPI-based features in LO

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at
Fri Dec 11 02:35:37 PST 2015

On 06/05/2014 12:57 PM, Michael Stahl wrote:
> regarding (2) the problem is that users could have created documents
> that contain embedded plug-ins, and if the feature is removed then those
> documents are effectively broken.

Yeah, see <> 
"CRASH when select slide with NPAPI plug-in object in Slides pane" for a 
reference to a real-world document that embedded PDFs into Impress slides.

So what we should provide LO users with is easy access to the URL of the 
plugin content that cannot be displayed, e.g., by displaying some 
"content not available" icon and a hyperlink.  (This would not only be 
useful after we remove NPAPI support, but also today when a relevant 
plugin cannot be found or refuses to work with LO's dated NPAPI 

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