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Re: Suggestion: use simple time-flow example as Architecture Block Diagram

From: Eric Korb <eric.korb@truecred.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:54:45 -0400
Message-ID: <CAMX+RnCNOthbuwB8wc6DdWzjMyreDz12kfapDPSDMoc==28eog@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>, Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
I find Dave Longley's diagram to be adequate and represents the flow that
we've been discussing.  I'm looking forward to seeing Steven's as well.

Eric
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On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 3:30 PM, Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
wrote:

> On 06/13/2016 12:52 PM, Steven Rowat wrote:
>
>> On 6/13/16 9:19 AM, Dave Longley wrote:
>>
>>> On 06/12/2016 07:55 PM, Steven Rowat wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 6/12/16 8:04 AM, msporny@digitalbazaar.com wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Topic: Discuss purpose of architecture proposal
>>>>>
>>>>> Adam Lake: http://w3c.github.io/webpayments-ig/VCTF/architecture/
>>>>> Adam Lake: Long form version,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/raw/master/topics-and-advance-readings/a-self-sovereign-identity-architecture.pdf
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Manu Sporny:  We're putting this proposal together because a
>>>>>   number of people at W3C requested it. This arch doc is here to
>>>>>   quickly inform people about the type of arch we're talking about.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to suggest a change of the basic architecture 'block diagram'.
>>>>
>>>> I believe it will be easier to follow, and be more meaningful to a new
>>>> reader, if it is presented as a 'flow diagram' that includes time.
>>>>
>>>> I suggest as an example of what I mean, that steps like the ones below,
>>>> for a simple Credential creation and check, could be blocks, possibly
>>>> set up left-to- right or top-to-bottom for the flow of time:
>>>>
>>>
>>> Here's another take on the diagram. This may not be quite what you're
>>> asking for -- but please provide feedback:
>>>
>>>
>>> https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1M2cfMOCbXmMhg8Ar2YeCiRhMsJK-hzkCf1L_hJKMOHY/edit?usp=sharing
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Dave,
>> Thanks for doing this. I'll note off the top that I woke up last night
>> at 3 a.m. and had a vision of what the diagram could look like, with all
>> the time-flow steps and taking into account the Entities (real and
>> virtual) of: Subject, Holder, Issuer, Repository, and Relaying Party,
>> and the Documents (fixed statements) of Claim and Credential.
>>
>> This took half an hour to take shape in my mind, and then I dictated a
>> description of it. I'm committed to making my imagined version of the
>> diagram myself (I've done a lot of computer technical drawing in my
>> life, but none for several years, and would enjoy the challenge at this
>> point.)
>>
>> About yours: it's nothing like mine at all. :-)
>>
>> Although technically interesting to have the diagram change and show
>> steps in sequence like that, with due respect, I found it just as
>> confusing. And I don't know if it's wise to introduce that technology
>> anyway for a mission-critical diagram -- it may not work for some people.
>>
>> If I may, I'll make mine and send a link. Would a Drop-box link work? Or
>> is sending as an attachment better?
>>
>> And I can do any common graphic file format -- png, svg, jpg, pdf, etc.
>> If you have a preference let me know.
>>
>> I'm going to transcribe my last-night's dictation today and probably
>> start making the diagram, but I might as well delay sending until I get
>> the results of the voting for terminology, which I should use in it.
>>
>
> No personal preferences on delivery, just want it to be accessible to
> everyone interested. Feel free to use whatever terminology you want
> (don't let poll results slow you down). Better to get the diagram out
> there and get feedback.
>
>
> --
> Dave Longley
> CTO
> Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> http://digitalbazaar.com
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:55:34 UTC

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