Okay everyone, if you want to see the new standard I'm working on (Linked Data Capabilities) it's available here: https://w3c-ccg.github.io/ld-ocap/
I tried to include a gentle introduction-by-narrative-example, which I think was also very helpful in ActivityPub.
Very interested in feedback if you have it!
@cwebber Hold on, Alyssa *lives* with Ben? But she had to send him an ActivityPub message to make sure he returns a book?!
@gamehawk Hey these different spec's examples aren't necessarily happening at the same time :)
Also good memory!
@cwebber "Rebooting the web of trust" is a permanently-open tab on my browser these days.
@cwebber @gamehawk Telling a story through W3C specification examples across different specs is pretty cybre.
What happens next, Alyssa and Ben start dating? I'd like to see examples of them sending out wedding invitations ;P
@zatnosk @cwebber Technically, "This specification was published by the . It is not a W3C Standard nor is it on the W3C Standards Track."
I'm not sure what "the ." should be; it's also an empty link.
@gamehawk @cwebber damn, you're a very attentive reader! Respect.
@gamehawk Ah that's because I haven't filled in part of the template yet because the Credentials Community Group needs to review it and agree to officially take it on as a work item!
@zatnosk is right, you are *super* attentive!
@zatnosk @gamehawk Btw I didn't come up with Alyssa and Ben, they're characters from SICP https://sarabander.github.io/sicp/html/
So in a sense, *my* specs are fan fiction, if anything!
@cwebber @gamehawk nice. All the more reason to ship them in your writing! 😍 #Benyssa
@zatnosk @cwebber Yeah, they've had a lot of adventures over the years, separately and together. Some of it is definitely fan fiction. http://projects.csail.mit.edu/gsb/archives/gsb-msg00124.html
@gamehawk @zatnosk Woww... that was... something.
(I have to say I'm a bit uncomfortable with the objectification of Alyssa P. Hacker as a prelude to the announcement of a girl scout benefit!)
@cwebber @zatnosk Yeah, there's a whole series of those and... yeah.
@gamehawk @cwebber As if IMing your college room mate from across the dorm room to ask a question instead of just slightly raising your voice wasn't a thing I personally did in late 2000…
@benhamill @cwebber Granted, my husband and I have been known to converse via Slack when our desks sit face-to-face. (His headphones are *really* opaque.)
clearly, Alyssa kicked Ben out at some point because Ben sent another ActivityPub message from "the club" and tagged Janice in it.
there. plot hole fixed.
@kaniini @cwebber Oh no, that just complicates it further, because canonically their relationship is platonic.
@kaniini @gamehawk Hey, I did NOT imply that Alyssa and Ben are in a relationship for a reason! They're just friends!
Alyssa kicked out Ben because he didn't pay his rent on time. Now she is angry that he didn't return her book either.
@kaniini @cwebber @gamehawk This whole exchange made me smile, thank you :)