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

From: Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 18:43:52 +0200
Message-Id: <21DA5FF9-FC3C-4B8F-8B33-73C6F4BFF048@agosto.nl>
To: "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
I retract this -1.

—Michiel

> On 31 May 2016, at 12:27, Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl> wrote:
> 
> -1; from the thread on GitHub <https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/43> I don’t see why this should be removed, or where a replacement for this can be found.
> 
> —Michiel
> 
>> On 21 May 2016, at 14:24, Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru <mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru>> wrote:
>> 
>> 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 <https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/43> - the result would be along the lines of pull request 354: https://github.com/w3c/html/pull/354 <https://github.com/w3c/html/pull/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.
>> 
>> cheers
>> 
>> Chaals
>> 
>> -- 
>> Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
>> chaals@yandex-team.ru <mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru> - - - Find more at http://yandex.com <http://yandex.com/>
>> 
> 
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