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Re: [webauthn] Add `largeBlob` extension. (#1402)

From: Adam Langley via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 16:13:16 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-645471001-1592410394-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
@ve7jtb brought up the point that this interface is suitable for cases where the browser will show a UI and handle questions like “what if the blob doesn't fit?” and “should I delete other blobs to make it fit?”. However, platform libraries may wish to have applications handle that UI, so this interface might be unsuitable for them.

After thinking about it, I think that's ok? I think the interface for UI vs no-UI cases are different, and that browsers will always want to be in the UI case.

Platforms may be general purpose operating systems that run applications with a large degree of implicit trust and may wish to make a different decision. That's fine, and that implies that the interface would be different.

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