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[Bug 25839] Curve25519 Named Curve

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Date: Sat, 24 May 2014 18:18:28 +0000
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--- Comment #9 from Greg Slepak <hi@okturtles.com> ---
(In reply to Ryan Sleevi from comment #8)
> Yes, there is more than technical discussion here (although Curve25519
> remains a highly charged technical discussion). The political issues are
> very much applicable for User Agents, particularly those that need to be
> available to users in a variety of countries and purposes.
> While you can disagree with these, they are real issues that User Agent
> vendors have to deal with. Things like export controls and FIPS 140-2 remain
> issues for UAs and UA vendors.
> Still, a reasonable path forward is to provide separate curves in a separate
> specification, which can then look at adding things like Curve25519,
> Poly1305, Salsa 20, or the BADA55 curves.

Could you please explain what a separate specification would achieve?

Would it result in support for Curve25519 in Chrome and Firefox?

If not, then what's the point of a separate specification?

That then leads to a fork in the road. Get it? Fork? I made a funny! ;P

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