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Re: Sanity Check

From: Nate Otto <nate@ottonomy.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:54:49 -0700
Message-ID: <CAPk0ugkqVyV=41UWo2+U=hdyEwcdahowz4J4RC2_5ix-p+k0qg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
I'd love to see more implementations of badges in WordPress, particularly
among forward-looking developers interested in using semantic web

You don't necessarily need a full JSON API for all of WordPress in order to
serve some documents with JSON, but it does look like work is proceeding on
adding a RESTful JSON API into WP core. If you go that route, you could
essentially build a custom post type to deliver assertion material.

If you choose to follow the Open Badges Spec (see soon-to-be-ready
linked-data-friendly draft at http://specification.openbadges.org ), you
can take advantage of a community and software that already understands
images-with-metadata as credentials.

Cryptographic verification in the Open Badges spec currently uses JWT,
though if you prefer Sporny et. al's Linked Data Signatures spec, you may
use that instead, provided you also use the OBI "hosted" verification
method, making the credential JSON available at its @id URL.

Nate Otto, Developer

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 7:34 AM, Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>

> Hi All,
> I'm looking at building a simple format for issuing (using / integrating)
> verified badges (credentials) in Wordpress...
> Any particular thoughts on the easiest way to achieve this outcome?
> I believe JSON is being built into the core of Wordpress in a release or
> two.  We already have some RDF capabilities in place [1], which we're
> continuing to develop.
> Also - any particular functionality requests?
> the output is intended to be open-sourced, providing a means to explore
> the new world of credentials as it develops..  Importantly is the badges
> element, as it provides a graphical means to represent the credential; and
> something that digital agencies can play with, when considering
> opportunities for clients.
> this project is not intended to produce technology for enterprise markets,
> just wordpress markets... (with a bit of thinking going into semantic web
> capability development of personal dataspaces/blogs/wordpress installs,
> etc.)
> [1] https://github.com/webcivics/
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