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Microsoft considers WebGL to be harmful
« on: June 17, 2011, 12:03:51 AM »
The Microsoft Security Research blog and defense today published an article stating that WebGL is too dangerous to put into a browser:
One of the functions of MSRC Engineering is to analyze various technologies in order to understand how they can potentially affect Microsoft products and customers. As part of this charter, we recently took a look at WebGL. Our analysis has led us to conclude that Microsoft products supporting WebGL would have difficulty passing Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle requirements.

Is this a hint that Microsoft will never support WebGL in Internet Explorer? It is not surprising considering Microsoft's frosty relationship with OpenGL in recent years. Perhaps they will develop a competing solution that uses Direct3D and force everyone to develop cross-API engines...

Full article here