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Re: KeyGen - Strange element in HTML5

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren@telia.com>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 22:26:04 +0200
Message-ID: <4DC84DDC.5060005@telia.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html-comments@w3.org
On 2011-05-09 22:10, Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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.

I can't get it to work in Chrome even.  I'm not alone:
https://support.comodo.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1352

In addition, there are essentially no users of this function.
All serious parties provide their own SW for this purpose.

The vendors have no intention whatsoever getting together
on crypto.  They all plot with secret replacements for KeyGen.
This include Google as well.

Anders
Received on Monday, 9 May 2011 20:26:02 GMT

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