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Call for Consensus - Additional changes to XML Signature 1.1 and XML Encryption before Last Call publication

From: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 01:40:07 +0100
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CC: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
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Magnus reminded me that at our 26 October meeting [1] we discussed changing the XML Signature 1.1 [SECG1] reference  [2] to the Mcgrew  reference [3]. I think we had general agreement but made no formal resolution.

Specifically, the proposal is to replace [SECG1] with [ECC-ALGS] in the XML Signature 1.1 text, remove the SECG1 reference, and add the following reference:

[ECC-ALGS] D. McGrew, K. Igoe, M. Salter. Fundamental Elliptic Curve Cryptography Algorithms, IETF Internet Draft,  May 21, 2010, URL: http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-mcgrew-fundamental-ecc-03.txt

This email is a Call for Consensus to make this change in the XML Signature 1.1 draft before the next Last Call publication. 

In addition, we should make a similar change to XML Encryption. The proposal is to replace the [SP800-56A] reference [4] to [ECC-ALGS]  as well, This is also a Call for Consensus for that change.
If you think we should be making  a different change to XML Encryption, please indicate what that should be in concrete terms - (e.g. if any change to algorithm text is needed).

Please respond on the list to clearly indicate for support for one or both of these changes, or to indicate lack of approval, by this Friday, 19 November.

We will delay Last Call publication to next Tuesday, 23 November, to incorporate these changes if approved. The three week Last Call for XML SIgnature 1.1 and XML Encryption will then end on 14 December.

Please respond on the public list. Lack of response will be taken to indicate agreement with both proposed changes.

Thank you

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
Chair XML Security WG

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xmlsec/2010Oct/att-0041/minutes-2010-10-26.html#item04

[2] http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/Drafts/xmldsig-core-11/Overview.html#bib-SECG1

[3] http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-mcgrew-fundamental-ecc-03.txt

[4] http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/Drafts/xmlenc-core-11/Overview.html#bib-SP800-56A
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