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Re: going though comments from 2.2.6 Accessible Authentication and new wording.

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:44:17 +0000
To: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
CC: "W3c-Wai-Gl-Request@W3. Org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Message-ID: <C638C5EA-1E86-46EB-82F6-9E74AE54DCB6@nomensa.com>
Where I said:
> When they say “implementations”, that does not mean they are publically available in browsers yet. The firefox one is behind a flag, I’m still not clear where to find the MS one.

Apologies, there are two entries in Microsoft’s Edge support page, this is the right one:
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/webauthenticationapi/


So it is behind a flag at the moment (i.e. it is experimental and not intended for public use).

Also, it says “The implementation in Microsoft Edge is focused on enabling Microsoft Passport with a PIN or Windows Hello to securely authenticate to Microsoft properties and third-party web sites.”

I.e. it does not work with external USB devices, it only works on devices with a pin code or face recognition.

I guess you could argue that if it is an issue then you’ll buy a new device, but it does seem premature.

Kind regards,

-Alastair
Received on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 14:44:44 UTC

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