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[Bug 7499] New: <keygen> should not be defined as a requirement for a conforming HTML5 user agent and should be removed from the spec

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Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 16:15:36 +0000
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           Summary: <keygen> should not be defined as a requirement for a
                    conforming HTML5 user agent and should be removed from
                    the spec
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: adrianba@microsoft.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

>From http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/0155.html:

Adrian Bateman wrote:
> On Wednesday, September 02, 2009 12:12 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> (Note: if <keygen> is removed from HTML5 itself, it should probably
>> go in a separate spec, since non-IE browsers do have to implement
>> it and interoperability needs to be improved.)
> In particular, this is my request. It should be documented but not in
> HTML5 itself - the HTML5 spec supports loading unknown elements that
> are defined elsewhere [1]. Since it wasn't included in previous
> versions of HTML and the desire is not to include it in future
> versions, not adding it at this stage seems preferable.
> [1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#htmlunknownelement

<keygen> has a number of issues that means it doesn't meet the needs of the
majority of web developers. <keygen> wasn't previously part of HTML and rather
than creating an instant legacy problem, it's use should be defined in another
document for those vendors who wish to support it interoperably for historical

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