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Re: Looking for context for ASM

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2021 10:21:54 -0500
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <47d5dd72-f568-2351-875a-f44cc7ac1d2d@digitalbazaar.com>
On 3/8/21 9:55 AM, Brent Shambaugh wrote:
> Was the talk about the abstract data model[1] a generalization beyond RDF
> for normalization [2]?

No, those two things have nothing to do with each other (but I can understand
why you thought they might).

There was a group of people in DID Core that wanted to represent DID Core in
more than JSON-LD and JSON. We could have just used JSON-LD and the RDF data
model, but that was a non-starter for the JSON-only group.

The compromise was to create a new data model just for DID Core, that was also
compatible with RDF and JSON-only, and could be serialized to multiple
representations (JSON, XML, YAML, CBOR, etc).

We can now do that, although there is no canonicalization story for the
JSON-only or CBOR representations (unless you're using CBOR-LD).

-- manu

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