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PROPOSAL: Close ISSUE-29 - Handling of block encryption modes and padding

From: Ryan Sleevi <sleevi@google.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:21:28 -0800
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To: public-webcrypto@w3.org

I would like to propose that we CLOSE Issue-29.

The current specification does not treat block cipher modes of
operation as part of a single block cipher, in the same way that it
does not treat asymmetric padding schemes (RSASSA, RSAES, RSA-PSS,
RSA-OAEP) as padding modes of asymmetric operations.

Considering that there was significant objection to considering other
modes like ECB, and there is concern about implementation support for
modes such as CCM and GCM, I believe it makes sense to continue with
the current specifications treatment of algorithm+mode as unique
entities, rather than collectively as a single mode of operation.

Absent proposals on how to unify these, and given the lack of activity
on the issue, I propose we close it.
Received on Thursday, 31 January 2013 19:21:55 UTC

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