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RFC 5480, "Elliptic Curve Cryptography Subject Public Key Information", March 2009

Source of RFC: pkix (sec)

Errata ID: 1728
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Editorial

Reported By: Alfred Hoenes
Date Reported: 2009-03-16
Held for Document Update by: Pasi Eronen

Section 2.1.1.1 says:

   The namedCurve field in ECParameters uses object identifiers to name
   well-known curves.  This document publishes curve identifiers for the
   fifteen NIST-recommended curves [FIPS186-3].  Other documents can
|  publish other name curve identifiers.  The NIST-named curves are:

It should say:

   The namedCurve field in ECParameters uses object identifiers to name
   well-known curves.  This document publishes curve identifiers for the
   fifteen NIST-recommended curves [FIPS186-3].  Other documents can
|  publish other named curve identifiers.  The NIST named curves are:
                     ^                             ^

Notes:

Location: first paragraph of 2.1.1.1
Rationale:
a) typo: s/name curve/named curve/
b) extraneous hyphen (inserted in final publication processing)
changes semantics in an unfortunate manner; "NIST-named curves"
could be misunderstood as indicating that NIST had named these
'Named Curves'; "NIST-recommended named curves" might have been a
valid alternative but would have incurred too much word repetition.

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