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Re: KeyGen - Strange element in HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 20:10:03 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren@telia.com>
cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1105092009270.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 9 May 2011, Anders Rundgren wrote:
>
> KeyGen is still a part of the HTML5 draft in spite of:
> - Not supported by MSFT
> - Not supported by iPhone
> - Not support by Safari on Windows
> - Not supported by the smart card vendors who have entirely different SW for accomplishing on-line enrollment

It's supported because browsers have to support it (or ActiveX) to be 
compatible with the Web. Going forward, vendors interested in crypto 
should get together to specify a better API.

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