[webkit-dev] WebKit position on Web NFC

François Beaufort ���� fbeaufort at google.com
Mon Jan 13 04:56:39 PST 2020

As promised earlier, here's the intent to experiment thread URL we've just
sent to blink-dev:

It would be greatly appreciated if you could share specifics about your
Some alternative designs would also help moving this discussion forward.

Thank you,

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 10:48 PM Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:

> We oppose this feature and will not implement it.
> We do not believe a permission prompt is a sufficient mitigation for the
> serious security and privacy risks raised by this specification. In
> addition, we think exposing direct hardware access to the web is a bad idea
> and compromises the device-independence of the web platform.
> We can provide more details if desired but it may take a few days.
> On Jan 5, 2020, at 11:40 PM, François Beaufort ���� <fbeaufort at google.com>
> wrote:
> Hello WebKit Dev folks,
> Following Maciej's invitation to send requests for positions on Web API
> proposals to webkit-dev, we would like to know WebKit's position on Web
> NFC: https://w3c.github.io/web-nfc/
> Web NFC aims to provide sites the ability to read and write to nearby NFC
> devices. The current scope is limited to NDEF, a lightweight binary message
> format. Low-level I/O operations with the ISO-DEP protocol and Host-based
> Card Emulation (HCE) are not supported.
> FYI, an intent to experiment will be posted soon on blink-dev.
> I'll update this webkit-dev thread with the URL when done.
> TAG Review: https://github.com/w3ctag/design-reviews/issues/461
> Chromestatus URL: https://www.chromestatus.com/features/6261030015467520
> Mozilla standards-positions:
> https://github.com/mozilla/standards-positions/issues/238
> Thank you,
> Francois.
> _______________________________________________
> webkit-dev mailing list
> webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
> https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/attachments/20200113/da52fdbc/attachment.htm>

More information about the webkit-dev mailing list