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[Bug 25419] New: ECDH importKey for SPKI handles errors differently than all other key types, notably ECDSA

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Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:37:25 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=25419

            Bug ID: 25419
           Summary: ECDH importKey for SPKI handles errors differently
                    than all other key types, notably ECDSA
           Product: Web Cryptography
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: ASSIGNED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Web Cryptography API Document
          Assignee: sleevi@google.com
          Reporter: sleevi@google.com
                CC: public-webcrypto@w3.org

The specification for ECDH importKey states for importKey

https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcrypto-api/raw-file/0a08958cf50f/spec/Overview.html#ecdh-operations

Import Key
  2. If format is "spki"
    ...
    4. If the parameters field of the algorithm AlgorithmIdentifier field of
spki is absent, then return an error named SyntaxError

However, the corresponding errors returned for other ASN.1 related encoding
errors are all DataError, as they are for the similar clause in the ECDSA
importKey -
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcrypto-api/raw-file/0a08958cf50f/spec/Overview.html#ecdsa-operations
- which states a DataError is returned

For consistency, all of the SPKI errors should be DataErrors if related to
ASN.1 issues.

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