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Last Call for Web Crypto API

From: GALINDO Virginie <Virginie.GALINDO@gemalto.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:36:39 +0100
To: "chairs@w3.org" <chairs@w3.org>
CC: "public-webcrypto@w3.org" <public-webcrypto@w3.org>
Message-ID: <239D7A53E5B17B4BB20795A7977613A40207DD25E575@CROEXCFWP04.gemalto.com>
Dear all,

The Web Crypto Working Group has published  a Last Call working draft of the Web Crypto API specification  today, 25th March 2014 [1] and requests review comments from the following groups : Web Applications WG, HTML WG, Web App Sec and TAG. We are also interested in comments from others, obviously.

The draft is available here : http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-WebCryptoAPI-20140325/
The working group believes that the current document answers the requirements expressed as primary features in the Web Crypto WG charter [2]. No formal objection has been raised and no patent disclosure has been made [3].

As a reminder this specification abstract is :
This specification describes a JavaScript API for performing basic cryptographic operations in web applications, such as hashing, signature generation and verification, and encryption and decryption. Additionally, it describes an API for applications to generate and/or manage the keying material necessary to perform these operations. Uses for this API range from user or service authentication, document or code signing, and the confidentiality and integrity of communications.

We are currently debating the best way to manage JWK keys and expecting specific comments on that from you and developers community. 3 issues are still open, but might not impact our fulfill requirements of the charter, see http://www.w3.org/2012/webcrypto/track/issues/open.

The Last Call period ends 20 of May 2014 (8 weeks) - please send comments to the Web Crypto WG public mailing list public-webcrypto-comments@w3.org with "[last call feedback]" at the start of the Subject line.

Virginie Galindo
Chair of the Web Crypto WG

[1] Minutes of the call where Last Call was decided  http://www.w3.org/2014/03/10-crypto-minutes.html
[2] W3C Web Crypto WG charter http://www.w3.org/2011/11/webcryptography-charter.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/54174/status

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