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[Bug 9865] New: Encrypted HTML5 forms

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Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 09:50:43 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-9865-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: Encrypted HTML5 forms
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P5
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: ryan14@mail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

The HTML5 forms where users can type text, usernames, passwords, etc, should
have encryption. So apart from having un-encrypted HTML5 forms, there should be
encrypted HTML5 forms too.

I know people can use https(SSL) to encrypt HTML5 forms, but I'm talking about
encryption between the HTML5 forms and the web browser, so if a user has a
keylogger or spyware installed on their computer and they type text into an
encrypted HTML5 form, the keylogger won't be able to see the text, so by having
an encrypted HTML5 form tag, developers can encrypt their HTML5 forms without
the user needing encryption software installed on their computer.

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