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Last call for Use-cases/Goals for web crypto charter

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:55:37 +0100
Message-ID: <4ECE4CD9.9070100@w3.org>
To: "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>
If you look at our current charter, then you'll see that there is 
currently no goals section, only a brief paragraph. I'd like to get the 
goals section more concrete, and use that as an exercise in scoping the 
charter down. Right now, we have more features than use-cases, and I 
want to clearly connect every feature to a use-case.

So before AC Review, I'd like to have an explicit goals section that 
lists in one or two terse sentences each of the use-cases that people on 
the list find important.

So everyone who has a use-case please send it now, described in 1-2 
sentences. Then also, *look* at the primary/secondary/ and out-of-scope 
features and list what features are necessary for the goal. Also, to see 
if anything is missing.

I've heard the following:

1) To determine if device is suitable for certain content
2) Loading keys from a USB/smartcard for financial transactions ("Korean 
bank" use-case)
3) Identity claims signing
4) JS Code-signing
5) Helping OAuth

I'm sure there are more. Having a use-case at this stage does not mean 
it will be covered by API, as that will require actually specing the 
case out in a use-cases and requirement document and getting consensus 
from WG (including implementors).

          cheers,
              harry
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