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Review of the current draft DID specification

From: Michael Herman (Parallelspace) <mwherman@parallelspace.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:00:41 +0000
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I've recently started a detailed review of the current draft DID specification document and to be direct, I have found even the first few sections to be quite imprecise and confuding.

I've started creating a new GitHub issue every time I've encountered a problem. 11 issues so far and I'm barely into section 2.

I'm reviewing the draft spec from the perspectives of an Enterprise Architect and experienced blockchain developer. Most of the issues relate to a lack of precision in the use of key concepts and terminology ...as well as unnecessary IMHO overloading of these key concepts/terms ...things that should be prohibitive in a spec document.

That's a bit of a brutal introduction... But those who have met me (in Basel for example) understand my proper passion around these topics.

I also understand there is a rush to advance this document from a Community draft specification to something with a more formal status. I honestly don't think the document is ready ...but I don't know what the "bar" is.

What's the best way to proceed? I'm not sure... ...keep creating new issues? ...write a lengthy position paper? ... create a new PR?

Your thoughts?

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