[whatwg] Cryptographically strong random numbers

Roger Hågensen rescator at emsai.net
Sat Feb 5 23:10:41 PST 2011

On 2011-02-06 05:07, Cedric Vivier wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 11:34, Roger Hågensen<rescator at emsai.net>  wrote:
>> But getRandomValues(in ArrayBufferView data) seem to indicate that each byte
>> (value) is random, limited to an array of 8bit data?.
> In the context of typed arrays, a value depends of the type of the
> ArrayBufferView. ArrayBufferView are interchangable using the same
> ArrayBuffer (the actual underlying bytes).
> Passing an Uint8Array will give you random Uint8 values at each index
> of the array, passing an Int32Array will give you random Int32 values
> at each index of the array as well.

Ah ok, so just fill the buffer/destination with random data. That sounds 
as good as and as flexible as one possibly can get.

Roger "Rescator" Hågensen.
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