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Re: [webauthn] What ensures any semblance of interop for WebAuthnExtensions?

From: Mike Jones via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:56:36 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-288256425-1490140595-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
As we discussed in the F2F, it's a business decision which extensions to support.  They're extensions because supporting them is optional.

Also, for context, the working group made a decision very early on to merge all the technical specifications into a single document, both to make it easier to keep the content in sync, and so that we're not having to go for W3C approvals for multiple documents, with risk of delays and getting things out of sync that that entails.  All the content, including the initially defined extensions, are in the same document for good reasons.

FYI, https://github.com/w3c/webauthn/pull/386 should make it a lot clearer how to define and register new extensions.  It makes it clear that the initially defined ones are not somehow "special".

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