[whatwg] The <keygen> element

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 7 00:34:44 PDT 2009

On Tue, 7 Apr 2009, James Ide wrote:
> Going one step further, if the <keygen> element does support multiple 
> algorithms, would it be worthwhile to allow it to contain parameters, 
> e.g. <param name="dsa" value="some-value">? On one hand, the set of 
> widely-implemented algorithms seems small and fixing attribute names 
> like dsaparams="" makes sense. But on the other, allowing params with 
> arbitrary names seems like a more flexible approach.

Why would it be more flexible to use another element? Surely attributes 
are just as flexible.

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