[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #46985: Evaluate removing Thickbox

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#46985: Evaluate removing Thickbox
 Reporter:  desrosj             |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)        |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal              |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  External Libraries  |    Version:
 Severity:  normal              |   Keywords:  2nd-opinion early
  Focuses:  administration      |
 Thickbox is an outdated, unmaintained JavaScript library (last updated in
 2007) that has been superseded by other, more modern and maintained
 options in the last 12 years.

 After a few discussions with @joemcgill, this ticket is being opened to
 audit the current usage in Core, to discuss alternatives, and to discuss
 potentially removing the library entirely.

 On initial scan, the most prominent usage of Thickbox is on the "Plugins"
 and "Updates" screens powering the "View Details" and "View version
 details" overlays.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46985>
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