[whatwg] window.cipher HTML crypto API draft spec
w3c at adambarth.com
Fri May 20 11:45:54 PDT 2011
Why window.cipher and not just window.crypto?
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 8:04 AM, David Dahl <ddahl at mozilla.com> wrote:
> Hello WHATWG members,
> With user control and privacy in mind, I have created a spec and an implementation for an easy to use cryptography API called DOMCrypt. This API will provide each web browser window with a 'cipher' property that facilitates:
> * asymmetric encryption key pair generation
> * public key encryption
> * decryption
> * signature generation
> * signature verification
> * hashing
> * easy public key discovery via meta tags
> I have created a Firefox extension that implements all of the above, and am working on an experimental patch that integrates this API into Firefox.
> The draft spec is here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Privacy/Features/DOMCryptAPISpec/Latest
> The project originated in an extension I wrote, the home page is here: http://domcrypt.org
> The source code for the extension is here: https://github.com/daviddahl/domcrypt
> The Mozilla bugs are here:
> You can test the API by installing the extension hosted at domcrypt.org and addons.mozilla.org, and going to http://domcrypt.org
> Best Regards,
> David Dahl
> Firefox Engineer, Mozilla Corp.
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