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Re: JWS Clear Text JSON Signature Option (JWS/CT)

From: Gabe Cohen <gabe.cohen@workday.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2020 23:44:31 +0000
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
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One should choose to the non-LD version when the complexity of LD is not worth any of its features, or your business doesnít necessitate the use of the features it offers.

I hope we can all think of some cases where robust semantic support is not necessary.

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 1:51 PM
To: public-credentials@w3.org <public-credentials@w3.org>
Subject: Re: JWS Clear Text JSON Signature Option (JWS/CT)
On 12/2/20 2:27 PM, Gabe Cohen wrote:
>   * you are absolutely not guaranteed to digitally
>     sign the information in the message... just the bytes
>
> This is exactly why we created that signature suite. LD isnít always
> wanted or necessary. Sometimes just signing the bytes is what you want
> and need.

When should a developer choose one mechanism over the other?

-- manu

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