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Re: State of the WebCrypto API

From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015 18:44:52 -0400
Message-ID: <CAH8yC8mDFUyyfBbtRm6a9U7yZ+hxba_GuZPghGroZJFfjRafag@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eric Mill <eric@konklone.com>
Cc: "public-web-security@w3.org" <public-web-security@w3.org>
>> > Actually, I gave several options, all of which solve this problem:
>> >
>> > 1) Use this shim: https://github.com/vibornoff/webcrypto-shim
>> > 2) Use a more modern browser
>> > 3) Use a more modern OS
>>
>> Two and three are not really solutions, they are simply bikeshedding.
>
>
> That's not what "bikeshedding" means. You just don't like those solutions
> personally, but they are solutions and will, eventually, be what everyone
> does. Microsoft is a lot better at upgrading people with Windows 7 and up
> than they were with XP.

Telling someone they should use a different browser or telling them to
upgrade their OS is clearly pushing an opinion on someone else.

I guess the next bikeshed moment is to tell corporations they should
change their policies. Good luck with that.

Jeff
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