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Re: [webauthn] Removing “lightning” from AuthenticatorTransport (#1294)

From: David Waite via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:53:30 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-575049113-1579164809-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
> But in the meantime, the presence of the "lightning" value in the spec creates confusion.

The "lightning" value is in the wild. I do not believe merely removing the line from the spec would compel other clients to stop publishing the value, or compel relying parties to stop relying on the value. I hope the need for it goes to zero over time, but I suspect other browsers will continue sharing "lightning" as a transport for these particular keys even past that point.

As I understand it, the point in question to resolve is whether there is more confusion by having "lightning" as part of a master list of known production transports in this specification, or to have developers search other sources not maintained by the W3C when they encounter it.

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