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Re: Key IDs take 2, plus public key as an (JWK) array buffer

From: David Dahl <ddahl@mozilla.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 06:38:02 -0700 (PDT)
To: Vijay Bharadwaj <Vijay.Bharadwaj@microsoft.com>
Cc: public-webcrypto@w3.org, Ryan Sleevi <sleevi@google.com>
Message-ID: <962234397.9670796.1341063482982.JavaMail.root@mozilla.com>

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vijay Bharadwaj" <Vijay.Bharadwaj@microsoft.com>
> To: "David Dahl" <ddahl@mozilla.com>, "Ryan Sleevi" <sleevi@google.com>
> Cc: public-webcrypto@w3.org
> Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:08:31 AM
> Subject: RE: Key IDs take 2, plus public key as an (JWK) array buffer

> You make a good point about the need for some metadata that can be
> used as a "friendly name" for the key in various UI contexts.
> However, I wonder if we should be depending on the app to display
> such metadata correctly, especially given the discussion about an
> app accessing keys created outside the app. Perhaps it would be
> better to have a model where such metadata can be written at key
> creation time and later used by apps for key selection, but is
> displayed by the user agent?

Agreed. I was thinking that it would be helpful to keep the domain info, but, in many cases like this we should defer to the application. 


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