[whatwg] Cryptographically strong random numbers

Mark S. Miller erights at google.com
Mon Feb 14 14:25:48 PST 2011


While we're waiting for Adam to subscribe to es-discuss and repost his
messages on this thread, this one seems worth pre-posting.

Changes needed for this to become an EcmaScript strawman:

Replace references to ArrayBufferView with appropriate abstractions from <
http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:binary_data>.
Replace WebIDL as a specification language with a JavaScript based API spec.
Get rid of the dependence on "window". Probably avoid introducing a new
global "crypto" as well, though we can argue about that.

Are there any other lurking browser dependencies in Adam's spec that we need
to scrub away?


On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.org>
> wrote:
> > On Feb 14, 2011, at 12:26 PM, Adam Barth wrote:
> > > Ok.  I'll write up a spec later today.
> >
> > Thanks.
>
> Done: http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Crypto
>
> Feedback appreciated.
>
> Adam
>



-- 
    Cheers,
    --MarkM
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