Earlier in the year, we posted an article about not being able to view documents in ACRIS while using Google Chrome. This was due to a browser update that disabled certain plugins like Java. GeoData users who were directed to the ACRIS website to view a recorded document, saw a blank page instead of the document they were trying to view.
At the time, there was a workaround in Chrome’s settings to manually enable Java. As of Chrome’s version 45, released in September 2015, Chrome will be ending its support of NPAPI plugins, of which Java is one of them. The documents section of ACRIS is built with Java, so this means ACRIS will no longer work in Google Chrome. Although there are many sites like ACRIS that still use Java to display documents on their sites, Google has no plans of supporting Java within its Chrome browser for the foreseeable future due to security issues that these outdated plugins present.