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Re: Work Items for Credentials Community Group 2017-2018

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 09:09:48 -0400
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <9c1e99e7-fcac-5363-f6b1-020cb54d857a@digitalbazaar.com>
On 05/19/2017 02:07 AM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
> If the intention is that LDS (Linked Data Signature) is going to be
> W3C's primary JSON signature scheme

That's not the intent. The intent is for LDS to be useful to a subset of
developers that find the features it provides compelling.

> I believe you have a rather long way to go: 
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2017May/0039.html

Response here:


> https://github.com/w3c-dvcg/ld-signatures/issues/5

Response here:


> https://github.com/w3c-dvcg/lds-rsa2017/issues/1

Response here:


> Personally I find it a bit odd mixing stuff that are based on
> entirely different assumptions.  JOSE is based on that
> canonicalization is not available while Linked Data Signatures is
> based on that it is.

We're re-using detached signatures in JWS, which has no expectation that
canonicalization is or is not performed. In fact, it specifically puts
that question out of scope.

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
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