Replying to my own message: The proposed text would then read:
This specification defines a protocol, Simple Certificate Enrolment Protocol
(SCEP), for certificate management and certificate and CRL queries. While
widely deployed (see the <xref target="background">Background Notes</xref>
section for more on the history behind SCEP and the nearly two decade-long
progress of this standard), this protocol ...
which I think explains the nature of the "widely-deployed" comment while not
overloading things with a huge load of historical commentary.
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