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Re: State of the WebCrypto API

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:09:23 -0400
Message-ID: <561AEC23.5090205@w3.org>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>, "public-web-security@w3.org" <public-web-security@w3.org>
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On 10/11/2015 10:18 AM, Anders Rundgren 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.

  Edge does, as do Mozilla and Chrome. The future is not likely Windows
7-8.X nor should we expect older browsers to support new APIs.
>
> The only reasonable conclusion is that WebCrypto is not the "final
> solution" to client-side crypto for the Web.

I'm sure folks can keep working on this. That being said, I am not
interested in final solutions of any kind.
>
> 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.
>
> Anders
>
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