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

From: Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 10:30:06 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <5b970c45-56b6-94e4-0d9c-6e5d7cad0615@danubetech.com>
So following the same logic, wouldn't we then also have to use
"authenticationMethod" instead of "authentication"; since it's about how
to authenticate, not a list of authentications?

And "keyAgreementMethod" instead of "keyAgreement" etc.?

Markus

On 11/25/19 7:07 PM, Orie Steele wrote:
> 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
> ᐧ
>
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 10:26 AM Manu Sporny
> <msporny@digitalbazaar.com <mailto: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.
>
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