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Da Capo. Re: <keygen> being destroyed when we need it

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 11:56:59 +0200
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Cc: daniel Appelquist <appelquist@gmail.com>, "Linss, Peter" <peter.linss@hp.com>, Wendy Setzer <wendy@seltzer.org>
Message-ID: <4f27846b-b0fd-8956-10d1-17d9a67ab5ba@gmail.com>
Apparently Mozilla intends adapting Firefox to the (easy to verify) whish by
the market, namely being able COMBINING the power of the Web and App worlds:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebExtensions/Native_Messaging

The motives for the true/open Web are noble but the downsides outweigh the
advantages, and also leads to unnecessary friction.

Using Native Messaging interested parties can for example develop the
<keygen> of their dreams.

The only problem left is that the Native Messaging concept Mozilla is
building on, IMO feels more like a "workaround" than a solution.  Since
the defenders of the true/open Web do not want to deal with extensions,
I guess this is as good as it gets?

Anders
Received on Thursday, 5 May 2016 11:55:22 UTC

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