Re: State of the WebCrypto API


On 10/11/2015 10:18 AM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
> So apparently Internet Explorer which is the only Microsoft-browser
> available for Windows 7-8.X still doesn't support the published
> WebCrypto API.

  Edge does, as do Mozilla and Chrome. The future is not likely Windows
7-8.X nor should we expect older browsers to support new APIs.
> The only reasonable conclusion is that WebCrypto is not the "final
> solution" to client-side crypto for the Web.

I'm sure folks can keep working on this. That being said, I am not
interested in final solutions of any kind.
> A more practical approach had been to reuse the already deployed
> native crypto support which also had put an end to the discussions
> around secure key-storage.
> Will the announced Hardware Security WG do better?  I (FWIW) wouldn't
> hold my breath on that.
> Anders

Received on Sunday, 11 October 2015 23:09:32 UTC