[whatwg] Headings and sections, role of H2-H6

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sat May 1 23:34:20 PDT 2010

On Sat, 1 May 2010, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 2:09 AM, Nikita Popov <privat at ni-po.com> wrote:
> > I do not deny, that keygen has it's use cases (the "nobody" was hyperbolic).
> > I only think, that the use cases are *very* rare. It is overkill to
> > introduce an HTML element therefore. It would be much more sane to provide a
> > JS API (as Janos proposed.) [I would do it myself, but I have only very
> > little knowledge on encryption.]
> We're getting off-topic here, but <keygen> wasn't created by HTML5. It's 
> an element that IE created, and which was used widely enough in certain 
> markets that some other browsers were forced to implement it as well.  
> HTML5 is simply including it because it's apparently important enough 
> for the web for multiple browsers to implement.  It does indeed suck as 
> a solution, but we don't get to rewrite history. ^_^

If we're not rewriting history, let's make that Netscape, not IE. :-)

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