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[w3c web crypto WG] cfc for managing new algorithms in the Web Crypto API spec --> answer expected by 15th of novembre

From: GALINDO Virginie <Virginie.Galindo@gemalto.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2015 16:57:37 +0000
To: "public-webcrypto@w3.org " <public-webcrypto@w3.org>
Message-ID: <umxjnnca2dbfc88nmqbeui62.1446268147449@email.android.com>
Dear all,

This email is triggering a call for consensus, based on the recent discussions we had with working groups members. It addresses how the WG will handle the algorithms removed from the Web Crypto API, and the new algorithms foreseen to be integrated in the main Web Crypto API specification.

One should note that using the method of a "Proposed Edited Recommendation", we can continue to edit the WebCrypto API to add new algorithms in after the Spec has reached Recommendation without going all the way back to a new Working Draft but simply returning to a new Proposed Recommendation [1].

Your answer to the following proposal are expected by the 15th of novembre,  23:59 UTC.
If no objection is received, the proposal will be endorsed.

We are suggesting the Working Group take up a new *non-Recommendation* specification called "Proposed Algorithms for Web Cryptography API Note", which will be a container for the algorithms not integrated in the Web Crypto API.

Like any other non-Rec Note, the document is to have this text attached:
"Publication as a Working Group Note does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress."

The Proposed Algorithm Note is to be composed of algorithms removed from the Web Crypto Candidate Recommendation and any additional specifications that the Working Group believes are well-defined but have not yet demonstrated two interoperable implementations. Once any algorithm in the Proposed Algorithm Note has two interoperable implementations *and* is judged to be sufficiently mature in terms of specification, the algorithm can be added to the Web Crypto API by the editors of the Web Crypto API.

This will likely be the main activity of the Working Group after the Web Crypto API goes into Recommendation status and the Web Crypto Working Group is moved into 'maintenance mode.'

Virginie & Harry

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