W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-webauthn@w3.org > December 2016

Fwd: [webauthn] Adds authenticator attachement to credential options

From: J.C. Jones <jjones@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:24:52 -0700
Message-ID: <CAObDDPAtrg91bizYV6F7bM4eK8kaTe0q=HZOZy56f4wvS7durw@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C WebAuthn WG <public-webauthn@w3.org>
[Resending, since the first didn't seem to take. Apologies if this is a

So it looks like Jeff's comments he's referring to in the original posting
weren't actually posted at the time this PR merged, as he points out here:

I've gone through those additions and they are as his message says,
clarifications about the terms "platform authenticator" and "cross-platform
authenticator." I share his concern, and think that while
platform/cross-platform are useful distinctions, that they should be
clarifications for better terms. Jeff suggests "platform authenticators"
and "roaming authenticators" to fill that role. I'm fine with those, but
I'm flexible. I just think "cross-platform" in particular implies certain
properties to software engineers that aren't quite true.

I've put some comments in replies to his replies onto the merged #243. I
think we need another PR (and maybe issue) to track these as follow-ons.


On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 8:21 PM, Vijay Bharadwaj via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org
> wrote:

> --
> GitHub Notification of comment by vijaybh
> Please view or discuss this issue at
> https://github.com/w3c/webauthn/pull/243#issuecomment-265642922 using
> your GitHub account
Received on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 01:25:46 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Tuesday, 5 July 2022 07:26:24 UTC