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Re: Content-type and/or file extension for Verifiable Credentials and Verifiable Presentations

From: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:55:39 -0800
Message-ID: <CACrqygD3XWBoTu8kXL-nyY9SnGL8aEubobWncGu06RH9pkqE5A@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Elie Raymond Christophe Ammouial <david.elie.raymond.christophe.ammouial@everis.com>
Cc: "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
I have been using .jsonld for DID Objects.

This is out-of-date to current DID spec, but is my DID Object for testing
did:btcr:xyv2-xzyq-qqm5-tyke:

https://github.com/ChristopherA/self/blob/master/ddo.jsonld

In the BTCR method, you can append VCs to DID Documents as a default
BTCRservice.

— Christopher Allen

On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 2:58 PM David Elie Raymond Christophe Ammouial <
david.elie.raymond.christophe.ammouial@everis.com> wrote:

> Hello community,
>
>
>
> I wonder what the adequate content type and extension for a Verifiable
> Credential or a Verifiable Presentation using JSON serialisation would be.
> I’m working on software that understands and emits VCs. I looked through
> recent threads but couldn’t find any related discussion – I apologise if
> there is one and I missed it.
>
>
>
> We can always use “application/json” and probably a “.json” extension for
> files, but it might make sense to register something more precise with
> IANA, such as “application/vc+json” and “.credential”.
>
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> Another aspect of the question is whether VCs and VPs should share the
> same content type and only differ from their “@type” property, or use
> separate ones.
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>
> I believe this is one or one of my first emails to the list, so I hope I’m
> not breaking any group rule or best practice. :)
>
>
>
> Regards.
>
> David
>
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