[Cfrg] Request from W3C WebCrypto Working Group - confirmation on recommendation

Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org> Fri, 06 March 2015 20:52 UTC

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Subject: [Cfrg] Request from W3C WebCrypto Working Group - confirmation on recommendation
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The W3C Web Cryptography Working Group has a deadline of March 12th on
their dependency on CFRG's recommendations, in particular [1]:

"The WG will not decide which additional curve to integrate before
IETF/CFRG shares its recommendation. Once this recommendation shared,
based on timing constraint, algorithm maturity, the WG will make
decision about integrating the curves, in accordance with the extensible
mechanism the WG will decide, according to bug 25618. In case IETF/CFRG
does not share recommendation before the Web Crypto API move to Proposed
Recommendation, there will be no curve added."

Thus, unless there is something I'm not aware of, the CFRG has
recommended for the 128 bit security level the curve specified in this