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[W3C Web Crypto WG] comment on API draft section 5.4

From: Ali Asad <Asad.Ali@gemalto.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 20:08:34 +0200
To: "public-webcrypto@w3.org" <public-webcrypto@w3.org>
Message-ID: <821D566D81EF6F4F830409E0BD3B1022C421EDDE3F@ABSEXCFWP01.gemalto.com>

I have a comment to clarify the following sentence in section 5.4

Additionally, this API does not deal with or address the discovery of cryptographic modules, as such concepts are dependent upon the underlying user agent and are not concepts that are portable between common operating systems, cryptographic libraries, and implementations.

I understand the discovery of specific  cryptographic modules is outside the scope. However, I am assuming the this text in the document does not implicitly rule out discovery of keys stored in external storage such as smart cards. Though key discovery is not in the current spec, it will be worked on later, at which point it should be possible to select keys that reside in smart cards.

Best regards,
--- asad
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2012 18:08:58 UTC

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