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Re: <keygen> element (was RE: Implementor feedback on new elements in HTML5)

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 19:17:41 -0400
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20909011617j121de794k26b75a984d54f27d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 6:34 PM, Jonas Sicking<jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
> I can fully understand microsoft being unwilling to implement this. I
> think the reason it's in the spec isn't really because anyone likes
> it, but rather because it's a feature a new webbrowser would need to
> implement in order to be "compatible with the web".
> However, I wonder if implementing <keygen> would actually help a
> newcomer. The problem is that I think this is one area where pages do
> so much browser detection that it's unlikely that any newcomer will
> work out of the box.

Then perhaps UAs should be allowed to simply ignore <keygen>?
Received on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 23:18:28 UTC

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