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new issue: Key wrapping algorithms

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:26:10 +0100
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To: XMLSec WG Public List <public-xmlsec@w3.org>

Via the IETF comes interest in defining a URI for a version of the  
AES-128-KW algorithm with newly defined padding.  We're currently  
trying to figure out what precisely they need.

In reviewing the key wrapping part of XML Encryption [1], I'm left  
wondering why we are "adopting" things from IETF specs instead of  
referencing these specifications normatively.  It seems to me like  
we're introducing an awful amount of (almost) duplication that might  
turn out to be error-prone in implementations.

Does anybody on the group know why that was done, and whether anything  
speaks against just removing the detailed algorithm descriptions and  
replacing them by normative references?

1. http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core/#sec-Alg-SymmetricKeyWrap
Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Monday, 19 January 2009 17:26:23 UTC

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