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Call for Consensus - Remove <keygen> from HTML

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 12:24:26 -0000
To: "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.yhs220oos7agh9@widsith.local>
Dear all,

this is a call for consensus on the proposal

  The keygen element should be removed from the HTML 5.1 specification.

This is to resolve issue #43 https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/43 - the  
result would be along the lines of pull request 354:  

Please provide a response before the end of the day May 29. Silence will  
be considered acceptance of the proposal, but an explicit response is  

There have been various discussions elsewhere, and the links from the  
issue give more detail. Broadly, the motivation for removal is poor  
interoperability in the modern web, poor suitability for purpose, and  
likely deprecation or removal from browsers.



Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
  chaals@yandex-team.ru - - - Find more at http://yandex.com
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