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Subject: Re: [office] Proper identifier for Excel-style digest algorithm


robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> How does OOXML, in their revised text, refer to the legacy algorithm?  I 
> thought they also supported modern algorithms now like SHA256.  So they 
> must have some way of indicating or referring to the legacy algorithm. 
>  It might not be a URI, but they must describe it somehow, right?  If 
> all else fails, call it something like "ISO/IEC 29500 Legacy Hash".

What we need is an URI, but we can define our own URI here if there is 
none existing to identify this algorithm.

> Ideally we would refer to either ISO/IEC 29500, section or 
>  Ecma-376 (second edition) whenever either one of those documents 
> appears in a publicly viewable form.  I don't think we want to duplicate 
> their algorithm definition if we can avoid doing so.  Better to 
> reference what they already have, when it is corrected.

I agree to this.
> -Rob

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