This issue has come up in the proposal (CIP) to add stake pool links to a draft URI standard for Cardano which will first implement address & payment links. Eventually these stake pool links will point to multiple pools in some proportion: i.e. a “delegation portfolio” for users to share, compare, analyse, and ultimately delegate to.
Since the community will use this standard for many years going forward, we formulated this as a Twitter poll between the simplest form of each alternative, to find which form the community would prefer. Please vote in this poll & re-tweet it ASAP to get a proper sized sample of community preferences:
Here are the choices in (
FOO is always a stake pool reference but may be either a pool ticker or a unique pool ID):
The shortest reference to a stake pool, with the term
stake always indicating a stake pool (and someday, a group of stake pools).
Enforces the association the fact that user selections of stake pools in the wallet are delegating rather than staking (the pool itself is staking the delegated ada). Not always applicable because some stake pool URIs wil be for sharing, analysis and editing rather than the implied delegation.
An even more explicit alternative: not yet explained how this will allow the “delegation portfolio” to be implemented since stake pool
FOO would need a value, and in this case it is the value.
For all the subtle differences please see the last few long comments in the Github PR for this CIP, where all these considerations are explained in more detail:
Any questions & observations about
delegate are especially welcome in this thread, though if you have any opinions or questions about the URI scheme itself please post in the main thread for the CIP: