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Amend the Standard Algorithm Names specification to clarify that names can be defined in later versions

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        The Java Security Standard Algorithm Names specification should be amended to clarify that, as a best practice, implementations that support additional algorithms not defined in the specification can and should use the standard name of those algorithms if they are defined in later versions of the specification.

        The security landscape changes at a fast pace, and new and stronger algorithms and protocols are constantly being developed and standardized. Java SE implementations may need to add support for newer algorithms that are not defined in the Java Security Standard Algorithm Names specification for that SE version. With this proposed change, we will clarify that implementations that support additional algorithms are recommended to use the standard name of those algorithms if they have been added to subsequent versions of the Java Security Standard Algorithm Names specification.

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                  mullan Sean Mullan
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                  mullan Sean Mullan
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