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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: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:45:36 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok30UXiBuzi0i3TWU4mvQ9i208sJiLe9wg51_=OzufTk3A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
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.
>
>
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