[webkit-dev] MD5 in WebCore

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Apr 20 12:58:18 PDT 2010

On Apr 20, 2010, at 11:48 AM, Michael Nordman wrote:

> In webcore, should we use the same impl on all platforms rather than  
> use cryptdll on windows and md5.cc elsewhere?
> For chrome, I don't think we can have a dependency between WebKit/ 
> WebKit/chromium and /src/base/, and 'base' depending on 'webkit'  
> also doesn't work. How can we avoid replicating the code? I guess  
> having webcore's MD5 be platform specific could help us along those  
> lines?

I'd rather use a platform-independent MD5 implementation in WebCore if  

Since the MD5 code itself has (presumably) minimal dependencies,  
perhaps we could put it in WTF. I don't know if that would help  
Chromium's dependency issues.


> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:12 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>  
> wrote:
> On Apr 20, 2010, at 3:32 AM, Fumitoshi Ukai (鵜飼文敏) wrote:
>> I'm implementing new protocol of WebSocket ( http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-socket-protocol/ 
>>  ).
>> Since it now requires MD5 in handshake, I wonder how I could add  
>> MD5 in WebCore.  For now, there is no MD5 in WebCore.  It is in  
>> WebKitTools/DumpRenderTree to get message digest of image file.
>> I'm thinking to add new header file as WebCore/platform/MD5.h,  
>> which provides the following functions.
>>   struct MD5_CTX;
>>   void MD5_Init(MD5_CTX*);
>>   void MD5_Update(MD5_CTX*, unsigned char* input, unsigned length);
>>   void MD5_Final(unsigned char hash[16], MD5_CTX*);
>> In Windows platform, it is implemented using "Cryptdll.dll".   Is  
>> it ok to copy WebKitTools/DumpRenderTree/win/MD5.cpp to WebCore/ 
>> platform/win/MD5.cpp, or move?
>> In Mac platform, it is provided by <CommonCrypto/CommonDigest.h>  
>> In Chromium, there is chrome/src/base/md5.{h,cc}.   Should I copy  
>> this in WebCore/platform/chromium, or add dependency to base from  
>> WebCore?
>> How about other ports?  is it ok to link openssl or some other  
>> library?  (or use implementation used in chromium?)
>> I'm also wonder I need to put these functions in namespace WebCore.
> If you put this code in WebCore, it should go in the WebCore  
> namespace. I think it would also be a good idea to turn the API into  
> something more WebCore-ish, something like:
> namespace WebCore {
>     class MD5 {
>         MD5(); // what was MD5_Init
>         addBytes(uint8_t* input, size_t length); // what was  
> MD5_Update ; or maybe this should take a Vector<uint8_t>?
>         Vector<uint8_t, 16> checksum(); // what was MD5_Final
>     };
> }
> (The key point being to match the coding style guidelines for names,  
> but it also seems better to use a class here instead of a struct and  
> functions that take a pointer to it.)
> Regards,
> Maciej
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