crypto-ISSUE-4: Some proposed text for the spec to close the issue

Here's some draft text for the editors of the API as promised at the 
F2F, I'd like to test for formal consensus on this:

"As the API is meant to be extensible in order to keep up with future 
developments within cryptography and to provide flexibility, there are 
no strictly required algorithms. Thus users of this algorithm should 
check to see what algorithms are currently recommended and supported by 

However, in order to promote interoperability for developers, there are 
a number of recommended algorithms. The recommended algorithms are: HMAC 
using SHA-256, RSASSA using SHA-256 hash, and ECDSA using P-256 curve 
and we expect implementations at the time of publication of this 
Recommendation to support these algorithms. To see the results of 
test-cases between implementations, please see the [@@Upcoming] Web 
Cryptography Test Cases Working Group."

I think that's quite short and clear. I do expect word-smithing from the 
editors of course. I do think a table for how to do common ciphersuites 
would be useful,  but that can wait till after FPWD.


Received on Monday, 6 August 2012 18:57:03 UTC