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[Bug 25618] Extensibility: Offer spec-blessed ways to extend the algorithms and curves, rather than monkey-patching the spec

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Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:10 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=25618

Trevor Perrin <webcrypto@trevp.net> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Trevor Perrin <webcrypto@trevp.net> ---
(In reply to Mark Watson from comment #2)
> 
> Would it make sense to model different families of Elliptic Curves as
> separate algorithms ? So, the existing algorithms become ECDSA-NIST etc. and
> we can add ECDSA-NUMS in a separate specification ?

That's how I planned to do 25519, FWIW (add algorithms named CURVE25519 and
ED25519, or perhaps ECDH-CURVE25519 and ECSCHNORR-ED25519).

Trevor

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