W3C Web Crypto WG - about the NUMS/25519 curves integration in Web Crypto API

Hello Web Crypto participants,

Following our call last week [1], I have listed the different ideas/directions that were raised about the way to proceed on the integration of NUMS and 25519 curves, as discussed in bug https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=25839

** Two possible options to handle NUMS and 25519 curves integration
- We can decide to have an extension for NUMS and already have an editor for it
- We can decide to have an extension for curves 25519 and have a potential draft with an editor coming on 10th of august
- We can decide to have that/those extension(s) mandatory in the future browser profile
- We can decide ‘not to choose between extension and main spec’ but decide on the principle to develop the NUMS/curve 25519 descriptions and put it into the spec once it is tested and proven it is available

** Other requirements :
- We have to stay synchronized with IETF/CFRG - TLS requirements, which may require new algorithms → this is in favor of delaying the decision, expecting IETF decision
- Learning loop : We have to decide how to make our spec extensible → this is favor to make early choice and beta test extension addition

I would like to have your views on the preferred path to progress, option 1 or option 2.
If you have another option, feel free to suggest.

Note that we have a call scheduled next Monday 11th of August to discuss that question, but early opinion are helping to make calls efficient.

Chair of the web crypto WG

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webcrypto/2014Jul/0144.html

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Received on Monday, 4 August 2014 13:41:13 UTC