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Re: Proof purposes (was Re: Proposed work item: did:key DID Method)

From: Orie Steele <orie@transmute.industries>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:07:44 -0600
Message-ID: <CAN8C-_LHD20E7EArsZZHrmPiiyNsxVjCcaj8Q_Amtyw5951XYA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
https://github.com/w3c/did-core/blob/master/contexts/did-v0.11.jsonld#L24

https://github.com/w3c-dvcg/ld-proofs/blob/gh-pages/index.html#L546

https://github.com/web-payments/web-payments.org/blob/master/contexts/security-v2.jsonld#L25

I'm in favor of leaving it as is, assertionMethod makes it clear this
section is about how to make assertions, not a list of assertions, claims
or proofs.

I'd love if the did spec did not rely on:

    "sec": "https://w3id.org/security#",

And instead defined the terms locally, at least until there is a major
release / version published.

I suspect this is not possible without breaking JSON-LD...

Next best option would be to centralize the hosting / documentation of
JSON-LD security contexts into some organization under W3C, and then have
verifiable credentials, dids, etc all reference the same context... I
recall there was a possibility of JSON-LD Crypto/Security group forming, is
there any chance that might be a better home for these contexts?

OS
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On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 10:26 AM Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
wrote:

> On 11/24/19 3:48 PM, Dmitri Zagidulin wrote:
> > We've added the list of commonly used proof purposes
>
> Bikeshedding... but noting "assertionMethod"... why not just
> "assertion"? Then we'd have "authentication, assertion, keyAgreement,
> contractAgreement... just a drive-by bike shedding thought.
>
> -- manu
>
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