[whatwg] The <keygen> element
jonas at sicking.cc
Fri Apr 17 14:16:35 PDT 2009
On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Anders Rundgren
<anders.rundgren at telia.com> wrote:
> "Nelson B Bolyard" wrote [to the WHATWG list]:
> Based on WHATWG comments, this it is not really about standardization
> but about documenting the current practice for key generation in the HTML
> layer without comparing this to other ways of achieving the similar goals
> scope AFAICT.
The <keygen> discussion is not about creating a new standard, that is
correct. It is about standardizing current practices that are required
by *todays* browsers in order to be compatible with the web and thus
considered by users.
As for coming up with a new, better standard for accomplishing what
keygen was originally envisioned to do, way back when, I think this
would be a great idea.
Nothing is out of scope for such a new standard. However the
apropriate standards organization and working group should be used. So
the webapps wg in w3c, or some security related standards org seems
more apropriate than whatwg.
If on the other hand a new HTML element is proposed, then this list
seems like a fine place for such a discussion.
Hope that makes sense?
More information about the whatwg