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Why was the tag considered a bad API and removed from the HTML specification? This article on Google's developers site says so (the other links are just related materials):

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I believe that the page you linked to answers the question "...requiring extensive telemetry to quantify how many web pages would have their behavior changed. But when the feature is sufficiently insecure, is harmful to users, or is used very rarely, this can be done."

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    Wait.. what? Keygen was a standard tag that wasn't implemented by MooTools.. – Derek Callaway Mar 27 '18 at 18:14
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    What you quoted is talking about whether or not it's possible to remove a feature.. not why the <keygen> tag was removed.. – Derek Callaway Mar 27 '18 at 18:17
  • Looks like browsers just removed support for it.. not sure why. github.com/whatwg/html/issues/2079 – Derek Callaway Mar 27 '18 at 18:20

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