A security firm raised new concerns today about WebGL--but Microsoft piled on with an opinion that's likely more damaging to fans' hopes for a universal 3D Web graphics standard.
"We believe that WebGL will likely become an ongoing source of hard-to-fix vulnerabilities," Microsoft said today in a security blog post flatly titled "WebGL Considered Harmful."
"In its current form, WebGL is not a technology Microsoft can endorse from a security perspective."
The move effectively kills WebGL fans' hopes, at least for now, that WebGL could become a standard Web programmers could count on finding in modern browsers. And that means one hot area of programming, games development, won't have an easy, unified way to tackle Web-based software.