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Re: DID WG Special Topic Call (Service Endpoints)

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:48:50 -0400
To: public-did-wg@w3.org
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On 8/27/20 12:08 PM, Daniel Hardman wrote:
> How do you get VCs from A to B if you don't know how to contact B?

You can:

* Go to B's website, which would have a DID Auth button, which
  you could then use to send them your service endpoints
  privately using VCs.

* Find B like we do today -- using a search engine of some
  kind... schema.org markup can be used to express public
  endpoints using VCs.

Both of those solutions allow us to 1) Use what we already have today,
and 2) address all of the use cases that we know of.

[PERSONAL OPINION, not as Editor]:

We don't need service endpoints... it's an overly-complicated
anti-pattern that has a lot of downsides when we already have patterns
that are implemented today that would work for all use cases.

-- manu

Manu Sporny - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny/
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