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VC HTTP API specification structure

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:47:02 -0400
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <428d80e9-3c87-9f9c-7f9b-80dda86250a4@digitalbazaar.com>
Hey Adrian G.,

A request, please read on...

The VC HTTP API Task Force has attempted to take up the following proposal[1]
on the last two calls:

PROPOSAL: Create 1 ReSpec specification in addition to separating the existing
OAS files into modular components.

You objected the first time, you were not present the second time (so we
didn't press on since you were the only detractor on the proposal and it would
have been bad form to make a decision when you weren't there). Instead, we
considered the counter-proposal, which was to split the specification, and
that resulted in a large and insurmountable number of disapprovals.

The people that are doing work on this specification need a decision to make
progress.

To be clear, the details of the proposal are something along these lines:

There will be a single VC HTTP API specification. The specification will be
split into a number of sections (by functionality -- issuing, verification,
etc.), each with a primary Editor in charge of moving that part of the
specification along. The OAS files will be split up among the same sort of
lines. We will use ReSpec and automatic processing logic to construct the
pieces into one whole.

The VC HTTP API group will be picking up this proposal for the final time on
the next call. We would like explicit agreement or continuing dissent from you
before proceeding. If your response is dissent, the group needs an alternative
proposal that would address your concerns.

You had requested that whatever the new structure is, that it support your
healthcare prescription and/or referral use cases. I believe that whatever the
construction of the specification, that those use cases will be possible. We
cannot be certain of it until we have a specification to have a discussion around.

Could you please let us know your current thoughts on the proposal above with
an explicit decision to take back to the group?

-- manu

[1]https://w3c-ccg.github.io/meetings/2021-04-22-vchttpapi/#120

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