[whatwg] Only allow md5WithRSAEncryption with <keygen keytype=rsa>?
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Oct 22 19:33:59 PDT 2009
On Wed, 21 Oct 2009, Adam Roben wrote:
> HTML5 currently says that the signature algorithm used with <keygen
> keytype=rsa> should be any of "those listed in section 2.2.1 ('RSA
> Signature Algorithm') of RFC 3279."
> However, both WebKit and Gecko only ever use the md5WithRSAEncryption
> signature algorithm. And apparently WebKit ran into compatibility issues
> with MIT's websites back in 2004 when it tried to use the id-sha1
> signature algorithm instead.
> I'd recommend that HTML5 change to say that only the
> md5WithRSAEncryption signature algorithm should be used for <keygen
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