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Re: (Pre-)Intent to Deprecate: <keygen> element and application/x-x509-*-cert MIME handling

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:19:56 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok32d-4SY_5dOiEMTQ=Jdp3MiqTxw71KSW6D_Yycu-=pZA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Cory Sabol <cssabol@uncg.edu>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
Yup.
On Fri, 31 Jul 2015 at 11:14 pm, Cory Sabol <cssabol@uncg.edu> wrote:

> Being that WebID is a URI, that would afford us a good deal of flexibility
> in what we can utilize, wouldn't it? So, some work could be conducted in
> coupling WebID with things such as WebCrypto.
>
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 7:45 AM, Timothy Holborn <
> timothy.holborn@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> WebID is a URI
>>
>> On 02:02, Fri, 31/07/2015 Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> FYI: Google / Ryan Sleevi's comments on WebID
>>>
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Ryan Sleevi <rsleevi@chromium.org>
>>> Date: 30 July 2015 at 17:53
>>> Subject: Re: (Pre-)Intent to Deprecate: <keygen> element and
>>> application/x-x509-*-cert MIME handling
>>> To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
>>> Cc: blink-dev <blink-dev@chromium.org>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jul 30, 2015 7:42 AM, <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>>
>>> >
>>> > -1 KEYGEN is in use.
>>> >
>>> > This move will be severely detrimental several grass roots
>>> communities, such as the WebID community.
>>> >
>>> > [1] https://www.w3.org/community/webid/participants
>>> >
>>>
>>> This comment doesn't really address any of the technical concerns
>>> raised. WebID has repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to appropriate
>>> ill-suited technology, and has readily acknowledged that no browser
>>> implements the desired functionality for WebID to be successful.
>>>
>>> WebID is still nascent, and readily admits it won't work with Edge. An
>>> alternative would be for WebID to proceed with standards that are actually
>>> widely used and have a viable chance at being usable - such as WebCrypto.
>>>
>>> But it seems odd to hold a feature that was never fit to purpose nor
>>> working as desired hostage for experimental activity in a CG.
>>>
>>>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> -Cory Sabol
> cssabol@uncg.edu
>
>
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