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Re: State of the WebCrypto API

From: Tony Arcieri <bascule@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015 10:34:51 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHOTMVLsL-TSjr6RiWPEYkt-ZBZhMP10YF-FyXFhE-xFEDDMZw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-web-security@w3.org" <public-web-security@w3.org>
On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 7:18 AM, Anders Rundgren <
anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> So apparently Internet Explorer which is the only Microsoft-browser
> available for Windows 7-8.X still doesn't support the published WebCrypto
> API.

Good thing Windows 7-8.X users are eligible for a free upgrade to Windows
10 where they could use Edge! Or they could, you know, just install Chrome
or Firefox.

> The only reasonable conclusion is that WebCrypto is not the "final
> solution" to client-side crypto for the Web.
> A more practical approach had been to reuse the already deployed native
> crypto support which also had put an end to the discussions around secure
> key-storage.

What "already deployed native crypto" are you talking about that works in
Internet Explorer 11?

Tony Arcieri
Received on Sunday, 11 October 2015 17:35:39 UTC

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