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Re: ACTION-239: Investigate alternative source for material in X9.62

From: Magnus Nyström <magnus@rsa.com>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 11:34:02 +0200 (W. Europe Daylight Time)
To: public-xmlsec@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.64.0905261821500.5584@W-JNISBETTEST-1.tablus.com>
ACTION-239 was actually closed during the F2F, but just last week (5/20), 
a new version of "SEC 1: Elliptic Curve Cryptography" was released by 
Certicom and this version does include a description on how to generate 
verifiably random curves. The description is stated to be "consistent" 
with the procedure in X9.62 and, while not identical in text, the actual 
algorithm - as best as I can tell - will yield the same results.

So it appears we know have a choice between keeping the X9.62 reference 
in XMLDsig 1.1 or changing to reference SEC 1 version 2.0 instead.

-- Magnus
Received on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 09:34:54 UTC

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