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RE: Call for Consensus - Remove <keygen> from HTML

From: Travis Leithead <travis.leithead@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 18:13:49 +0000
To: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BY2PR0301MB157516DD1E00187F39A5B8DDF84E0@BY2PR0301MB1575.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
+1 for removal.

Note: never implemented in IE/Edge.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chaals McCathie Nevile [mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru] 
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2016 5:24 AM
To: HTML WG (public-html@w3.org) <public-html@w3.org>
Subject: Call for Consensus - Remove <keygen> from HTML

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 preferred.

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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