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Re: Verifiable Credentials v1.1 released for public review

From: Dmitri Zagidulin <dzagidulin@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2021 17:19:18 -0500
Message-ID: <CANnQ-L4X8YyjA8oYtG4qVNqEhusQQSTo+_Lj55TNG3OgiXb=LA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Cc: Marty Reed <Marty.Reed@randasolutions.com>
Hi Marty,

For what it's worth, I think that nesting VCs in each other is often a red
flag. In most cases (including the educational / transcript ones), you'd be
better off linking to other VCs, instead of embedding. Or using a
Verifiable Presentation to bundle.

On Tue, Nov 9, 2021 at 3:54 PM Marty Reed <Marty.Reed@randasolutions.com>
wrote:

> I did not see it specifically noted in the document, however I have
> further reviewed and it is in the implementation guide for 1.0 not in the
> spec itself.
>
> Forgive my lack of experience with standards development here:
>
> Is the implementation guide only developed after approval of the spec?
>
> Would it be prudent to acknowledge in the spec nesting is supported?
>
> Nesting VCs has been a hot topic in the IMS Global OB/CLR Conceptual
> modeling discussion for 3.0/2.0 respectively.
>
> Marty
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:35 PM
> To: public-credentials@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Verifiable Credentials v1.1 released for public review
>
> On 11/9/21 2:03 PM, Marty Reed wrote:
> > Will the v1.1 spec no longer support nesting VCs as in the 1.0 spec?
>
> v1.1 is fully backwards compatible with v1.0. If someone thinks that it
> isn't, please let us know.
>
> Nesting VCs is fully supported when using the `proof` property (via Linked
> Data Integrity).
>
> Nesting VCs is not supported when using JWTs (but that has always been the
> case).
>
> Again, what was possible with v1.0 is still possible w/ v1.1. Is there
> something that led you to believe that this has changed, Marty?
>
> -- manu
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