[webkit-dev] DOMCrypt

Sam Weinig weinig at apple.com
Wed Jul 27 10:06:57 PDT 2011

I think we should let the spec mature a bit before diving in.


On Jul 26, 2011, at 10:53 PM, Adam Barth wrote:

> Hi webkit-dev,
> As some of you are probably aware, Mozilla is experimenting with
> exposing some basic cryptographic primitives to web applications:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Privacy/Features/DOMCryptAPISpec/Latest
> I wanted to get a sense from the WebKit community about how interested
> we are in implementing this feature.  My sense is that this API is
> fairly early in it's lifecycle, so one perspective is that we should
> wait for Mozilla to experiment for a bit longer and revisit this
> question once the design is further along (e.g., submitted to the W3C
> standards process).
> Another perspective is that there are some simple parts of the API
> that we should implement now, and we can grow into the more involved
> parts of the API as they mature.  For example, the CryptoHash
> interface can be implemented independently of the rest of the API and
> provides value by itself.
> Thoughts?
> Adam
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