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Re: Problem statement

From: David Chadwick <d.w.chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 10:30:19 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <9eaf17dd-67cf-2b2e-b381-9a9297e9af50@kent.ac.uk>
Hi Steven


On 03/08/2016 01:17, Steven Rowat wrote:
> On 8/2/16 9:24 AM, David Chadwick wrote:
>> Oops. Typo in previous message fixed
>>
>> How about changing the first sentence of the problem statement
>>
>> There is currently no widely used self-sovereign and privacy-enhancing
>> standard for expressing and transacting verifiable claims (aka:
>> credentials, attestations) via the Web.
>>
>> to
>>
>> There is currently no application independent self-sovereign and
>> privacy-enhancing standard for expressing and transacting verifiable
>> claims (aka: credentials, attestations) via the Web.
> 
> Agreed on the meaning change, but even adding a hyphen into
> application-independent (which IMO is necessary to be consistent and
> grammatically correct) you've created a brain twister with six sub-parts
> (three compounds x 2) modifying 'standard'. I find it hard to read and
> understand, even the second or third time.
> 
> How about recasting to give some space between the ideas, maybe:
> 
> There is currently no application-independent standard for expressing
> and transacting self-sovereign and privacy-enhancing verifiable claims
> (aka: credentials, attestations) via the Web.

I like this formulation, but there is no need to put a hyphen between
application and independent

regards

David

> 
> Or:
> There is currently no self-sovereign and privacy-enhancing standard for
> expressing and transacting application-independent verifiable claims
> (aka: credentials, attestations) via the Web.
> 
> Steven
> 
> 
> 
> 
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