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Re: PROPOSAL: Close ISSUE-18: Should it be possible to perform CryptoOperations as a 'streaming' operation with URI semantics?

From: Richard Barnes <rbarnes@bbn.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:53:44 -0500
Cc: public-webcrypto@w3.org
Message-Id: <9A6104FF-0F6E-4999-9C9C-47EDCC067D51@bbn.com>
To: Ryan Sleevi <sleevi@google.com>
On question related to this issue that arose as we were implementing:

If a 'progress' event is sent to a listener while a progressive operation is in progress, what is the expected content of the 'result' attribute?  It seems like the developer might expect partial output to be available, but that might be possible in all cases.  

On Jan 31, 2013, at 2:08 PM, Ryan Sleevi <sleevi@google.com> wrote:

> http://www.w3.org/2012/webcrypto/track/issues/18
> I would like to propose that we CLOSE ISSUE-18.
> The current API already incorporates supports for progressive
> operations, such as encryption or hashing. Alternative semantics, such
> as those afforded by the Streams API proposal, have not progressed in
> their relevant working groups. Further, proposals for URI-like schemes
> (such as createObjectURL) have already shown to be significantly
> complex to implement correctly and efficiently.
> As such, I do not believe this is an issue for this working group to
> resolve, unless we're willing to hold further activity until the
> alternative specifications are proposed.
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