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[Bug 25839] Curve25519 Named Curve

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:27:12 +0000
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--- Comment #45 from Ryan Sleevi <sleevi@google.com> ---
(In reply to webcrypto from comment #44)
> Hi,
> Has this issue reached resolution?

While I realize it's a lot to read, no, there is no resolution on this, because
there's a number of outstanding issues:

- Suitable normative reference (TLS is still debating this)
- Suitable key format reference (TLS is still debating this)
- Suitable proposal (in a separate spec) by someone motivated for support for
  - Which also makes sure to update ECDH / ECDSA descriptions to be explicit
about what Curve25519 is and is not suitable for

Sadly, Curve25519 lacks these, despite having an unquestionable element of
'common sense' attached to it. That said, common sense does not a good spec
make, so these issues need to be resolved first.

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