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Re: Request to Migrate DID Method registry management to W3C DID WG

From: Dan Bolser <dan@geromics.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:54:34 +0100
Message-ID: <CANQ+bf4Z0Z7UuRS1Ery3wsuqnG8EgLJX3dGPtSAAAnWJm4sRAA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Thanks Manu,

In terms of ROI, the 'advantage' for me is that I know how to do it, so the
absolute I is low. Doing it in a more canonical way makes sense of course
(probably provides the most R in the long term) but is more I for me
personally ;-)

To be honest the I is so low, I'm thinking of this as basically a
prototype. Once we can see the possibilities, it should drive the more
canonical approach. Glad to know that this wouldn't be a waste of time.


On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 at 22:45, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> On 6/16/20 11:00 AM, Dan Bolser wrote:
> > Although as of yet I have done zero work, I was still thinking about
> > building an editable database of methods at some point. Does this
> > proposed move rule that out?
> No, it doesn't rule that out.
> Case in point is the way ReSpec tracks and cites bibliographic entries.
> You'll note that every W3C specification has a references section.
> Here's the one for the DID specification:
> https://w3c.github.io/did-core/#references
> That list of references is dynamically generated, when you load the
> specification (as in, when you looked at the page above, the references
> started out empty and were built and displayed in realtime).
> That bibliography database comes from the "specref" database, which is a
> community run thing:
> https://github.com/tobie/specref
> Live link here:
> https://www.specref.org/
> There is nothing stopping anyone from generating something similar for
> DID Methods. There is also nothing stopping anyone from creating some
> code that makes it easy to filter/sort the list of DID Methods in
> real-time in the document.
> The database has questionable ROI -- why is it better than just a Github
> PR? The DID Method sorting code, however, has clear ROI. Being able to
> see the provisional DID Methods or the ones that have a test suite or
> claim to be in production would be helpful.
> -- manu
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