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Re: ECC vs RSA, and Similar Conflicts

From: Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:39:29 -0600
Cc: Nadim <nadim@nadim.cc>, public-webcrypto@w3.org
Message-Id: <F747E149-BFC1-44D1-B11E-2E3916E9BAC0@cisco.com>
To: Wan-Teh Chang <wtc@google.com>

fair enough

On May 10, 2012, at 11:22 AM, Wan-Teh Chang wrote:

> The ECC/RSA issue is not that difficult to resolve.  The API needs to allow both
> ECC and RSA to be relevant today, with a method for feature detection.  We
> know some browsers, such as Firefox on Red Hat Linux/Fedora and Internet
> Explorer on Windows XP, don't have built-in support of ECC.  Servers will figure
> out whether they should use RSA or ECC (or even both) depending on the target
> browsers they need to support.  So I don't think we need to resort to exposing
> the underlying big num math library, which would open a new can of worms.
> Wan-Teh
Received on Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:40:08 UTC

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