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Re: DID Spec Hardening Proposal V3

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:48:35 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+9Fud5E7h=WCLg0fUOTou-dsAz+cAPNTv42DTN_gUKwQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "=Drummond Reed" <drummond.reed@evernym.com>
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
On 22 November 2017 at 09:53, =Drummond Reed <drummond.reed@evernym.com>

> For those W3C Credentials Community Group members who are not taking
> the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off and would like to attend tomorrow's
> special DID Spec Closure Call #1, here is the updated DID Spec Hardening
> Proposal
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1je9Bnhe-1tLgP1bfCSUjvbQ_qllwCz042aGncWX7Uio/edit?usp=sharing>
> (called V3 because the proposers have iterated it twice based on the
> feedback received from the first proposal).
> Reviewing this and contrasting it with the current Working Draft
> (Decentralized Identifiers V0.7) will be the main topic of tomorrow's call
> (10AM Pacific Time/1PM Eastern Timeā€”see the invitation emails earlier on
> the mailing list).

Thanks for sharing this.

I noticed that the http URL where you can dereference the did is in a
number of places e.g. .identity or the root

It would be easier to create a global web of reputation for indexers,
software and libraries if this was in a relatively consistent place

Typically, one would use the /.well-known/ pattern similar to
/.well-known/ni/ used in RFC 6920 it may be possible to use

If that's considered too restrictive perhaps it could be an example or an
opt in and / or use the rel=canonical pattern if it occurs in more than one

I could picture this eco system getting quickly off the ground it it were
easy to create reverse indexes and offer services to everyone consuming


> =Drummond
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