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Re: polycrypt and webcrypto

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 16:17:10 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhK-NHZwxjBMB3S_aGY_NEZ2K+zjBUyGHGmk7To=7wU2Gw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-webcrypto-comments@w3.org" <public-webcrypto-comments@w3.org>
On 1 November 2014 13:31, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
wrote:

> On 2014-11-01 12:42, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
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>> On 1 November 2014 11:40, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com
>> <mailto:anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>> wrote:
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>>     On 2014-11-01 11:33, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
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>>         I was wondering if anyone could point me to how close we are to
>> getting browsers to implement web crypto in the browser.
>>
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>>     The shipping version of Chrome supports the current spec for RSA.
>>     Unfortunately the WebCrypto WG has decided that there should not be
>> any mandatory algorithms.
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>>     Firefox "Nightly" supports RSA and ECDH.
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>>     IE 11 supports an earlier iteration of the spec.
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>>
>> Thank you, very helpful!
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>>  From the sounds of it, it makes most sense to base current development
>> using this spec on chromium, with some minor fixes as required.
>>
>
> Watch out for the HTTPS requirement.  It took me a while realizing that
> Google considers HTTPS mandatory these days...
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>> I share our surprise that there are no mandatory algorithms in this spec.
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> Yet another Google-originated requirement.


I guess the have their reasons.

Is there any interest in making an extension / addon / plugin that supports
the whole spec?


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>>     Anders
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>>         I was looking at using http://polycrypt.net/ in the meantime but
>> is that still maintained, it points to a 2012 version of the spec.
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