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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 72

Removals

Don't allow popups during page unload

Pages may no longer use window.open() to open a new page during unload. The Chrome popup blocker already prohibited this, but now it is prohibited whether or not the popup blocker is enabled.

Intent to Remove | Chromestatus Tracker | Chromium Bug

Remove HTTP-Based Public Key Pinning

HTTP-Based Public Key Pinning (HPKP) was intended to allow websites to send an HTTP header that pins one or more of the public keys present in the site's certificate chain. Unfortunately, it has very low adoption, and although it provides security against certificate misissuance, it also creates risks of denial of service and hostile pinning. For these reasons, this feature is being removed.

Intent to Remove | Chromestatus Tracker | Chromium Bug

Remove rendering FTP resources.

FTP is a non-securable legacy protocol. When even the Linux kernel is migrating off of it, it's time to move on. One step toward deprecation and removal is to deprecate rendering resources from FTP servers and instead download them. Chrome will still generate directory listings, but any non-directory listing will be downloaded rather than rendered in the browser.

Intent to Remove | Chromestatus Tracker | Chromium Bug

Deprecations

New deprecations for this version of Chrome are listed below. Chrome Platform Status provides a list of deprecated features from this and previous versions of Chrome.

Deprecate TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1

TLS (Transport Layer Security) is the protocol which secures HTTPS. It has a long history stretching back to the nearly twenty-year-old TLS 1.0 and its even older predecessor, SSL. Both TLS 1.0 and 1.1 have a number of weaknesses.

  • TLS 1.0 and 1.1 use MD5 and SHA-1, both weak hashes, in the transcript hash for the Finished message.
  • TLS 1.0 and 1.1 use MD5 and SHA-1 in the server signature. (Note: this is not the signature in the certificate.)
  • TLS 1.0 and 1.1 only support RC4 and CBC ciphers. RC4 is broken and has since been removed. TLS’s CBC mode construction is flawed and was vulnerable to attacks.
  • TLS 1.0’s CBC ciphers additionally construct their initialization vectors incorrectly.
  • TLS 1.0 is no longer PCI-DSS compliant.

Supporting TLS 1.2 is a prerequisite to avoiding the above problems. The TLS working group has deprecated TLS 1.0 and 1.1. Chrome has now also deprecated these protocols. Removal is expected in Chrome 81 (early 2020).

Intent to Remove | Chromestatus Tracker | Chromium Bug

Deprecate PaymentAddress.languageCode

PaymentAddress.languageCode is the browser's best guess for the language of the text in the shipping, billing, delivery, or pickup address in the Payment Request API. The languageCode is marked at risk in the specification and has already been removed from Firefox and Safari. Usage in Chrome is small enough for safe deprecation and removal. Removal is expected in Chrome 74.

Intent to Remove | Chromestatus Tracker | Chromium Bug

Deprecation policy

To keep the platform healthy, we sometimes remove APIs from the Web Platform which have run their course. There can be many reasons why we would remove an API, such as:

  • They are superseded by newer APIs.
  • They are updated to reflect changes to specifications to bring alignment and consistency with other browsers.
  • They are early experiments that never came to fruition in other browsers and thus can increase the burden of support for web developers.

Some of these changes will have an effect on a very small number of sites. To mitigate issues ahead of time, we try to give developers advanced notice so they can make the required changes to keep their sites running.

Chrome currently has a process for deprecations and removals of API's, essentially:

  • Announce on the blink-dev mailing list.
  • Set warnings and give time scales in the Chrome DevTools Console when usage is detected on the page.
  • Wait, monitor, and then remove the feature as usage drops.

You can find a list of all deprecated features on chromestatus.com using the deprecated filter and removed features by applying the removed filter. We will also try to summarize some of the changes, reasoning, and migration paths in these posts.

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