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Re: Bikeshed: Renaming the VC HTTP API

From: Ted Thibodeau Jr <tthibodeau@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:48:10 -0400
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To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>

On Jul 17, 2021, at 11:45 AM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> Not many are enthused by the name "VC HTTP API"; it doesn't exactly roll off of the tongue. The catch-all term is also confusing debates (again, see the most recent perma-thread about the VC HTTP API).

As I suggested the other day (https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2021Jul/0111.html) --

   VC Storage and Transfer API

-- seems appropriate since folks are talking about VCs going 
into Wallets (and similar) as well as VCs being passed from 
Issuer to Holder to Holder to Verifier.

For those who like shorter names, VC-STAPI (vee-see-stappy)
doesn't seem bad.

I also want to discourage any name that combines HTTP with 
Protocol.  It's important to remember that every acronym 
must be expanded at some point, and the "HyperText Transfer 
Protocol ... Protocol" will be sure to get a fair bit of 
notice from the Department of Redundancy Department.  :-)

Be seeing you,


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