[whatwg] The <keygen> element
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 7 18:28:13 PDT 2009
On Tue, 7 Apr 2009, James Ide wrote:
> Attributes are flexible if they are named generically (e.g. just
> params=""). But as soon as they are named dsaparams="" or ecparams="",
> UAs are somewhat precluded from adding some new algorithm XYZ because of
> the lack of an xyzparams="" attribute.
I don't understand. Why can't we use xyzparams="" if we introduce an XYZ
> In short, if it is likely that UAs will support more than just two or
> three popular signature algorithms, it may be worthwhile to allow
> authors to specify a name and parameters for any arbitrary algorithm.
As we add algorithms, we would presumably add the attributes if they are
Note that right now a browser isn't intended to just add more algorithms
willy nilly; the list is theoretically limited to what's in the spec. If
we were to make the list open-ended, we could just as easily allow the
attributes to be open-ended as well.
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