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Update to DID specification

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:15:43 -0400
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <89f5ec55-b8c7-1c0a-1f2e-5e1c90e619b3@digitalbazaar.com>
Hi all,

Drummond asked that I propose a set of updates based on the discussion
we had in the group last week. These changes attempt to simplify the
spec by moving to:

 * Authentication and Authorization (vs. Ownership and Control)
 * Proofs (vs. just Keys and Signatures)
 * Decomposing Service Discovery
 * Capabilities-based Security Model

These changes, if accepted by the group, would go a very long way toward
resolving every issue we've triaged here:

https://github.com/w3c-ccg/did-spec/issues/21

If you want to look at the proposed spec changes, they are here:

https://msporny.github.io/did-spec/

If you want to comment on the line-by-line changes, you can do so here:

https://github.com/w3c-ccg/did-spec/pull/22

I want to be very clear that the updates probably contain errors where
the old spec text overlaps with the new spec text. I just simply didn't
have the time this weekend to comb through every paragraph to ensure
that the new language matches up with the old language, so please keep
that in mind while reading through. If something doesn't make sense,
assume it's an error in the spec text that needs to be fixed. The
important bits are the examples... I'm pretty sure all of those
represent the current state of thinking.

This spec text is being put forward as a discussion item for our
upcoming Tuesday call.

-- manu

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