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Re: Request for feedback on KCipher-2 Working Draft

From: Ryan Sleevi <sleevi@google.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 23:59:18 -0700
Message-ID: <CACvaWvbr6dNUUnWdqwRWD2vBP2+vb1+zibvhgifwV5vq+6atug@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anirban Basu <xon-basu@kddi.com>
Cc: public-webcrypto@w3.org
On Oct 19, 2015 11:53 PM, "Anirban Basu" <xon-basu@kddi.com> wrote:
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> Yes.

I suppose I was hoping you could elaborate. Do you know of user agents
likely to implement this? It would seem most of the active member UAs seem
unlikely, given the historical precedent underlying their cryptographic
libraries. It also seems that it has far less widestream adoption potential
(despite the ISO/IEC standarization, it doesn't seem to have CFRG/IETF
standardization for use on the Internet).

I just want to make sure you gauge interest first before spending too much
time perfecting the spec. It's fine to ship rough and iterate based on
feedback :)

> If it is standalone, does it need to conform exactly to the Web Crypto
API, particularly the WebIDL in the Parameters and the descriptions of the
Operations?

Yes! Absolutely, this is the most important part of proposing a new
algorithm. There will be a significantly higher bar if you're having to
introduce new abstractions or concepts to accomplish your algorithm.
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