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Re: [webauthn] Authenticator selection extension - should makeCredential fail if no specified authenticator can be found?

From: Rolf Lindemann via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:03:49 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-250387022-1475132627-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
The rationale was to make sure that the user gets prompted by *some* 
authenticator in order to know that someone is trying to figure out 
what authenticators are present on that machine.

So this don't fail but use other authenticator was intended as a 
privacy features as we heardprivacy complaints about a more generic 
authenticator discovery feature before (which it would be in the case 
of returning a silent error code if the preferred authenticator is not

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