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Re: State of the WebCrypto API

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015 22:29:20 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhK6D1pgDmEAYs2wOHJcSgSbyoBcTTvPS=Cw080+A-AtDg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-web-security@w3.org" <public-web-security@w3.org>
On 11 October 2015 at 16:18, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
wrote:

> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn904640(v=vs.85).aspx
>
> So apparently Internet Explorer which is the only Microsoft-browser
> available for Windows 7-8.X still doesn't support the published WebCrypto
> API.
>
> 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.
>
> Will the announced Hardware Security WG do better?  I (FWIW) wouldn't hold
> my breath on that.
>

Dont think this is the end of the world.  IE will just lose market share if
it doesnt have modern features.


>
> Anders
>
>
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