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Re: Slides: High-level intro to Credentials (W3C TPAC)

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:32:50 +0200
Message-ID: <5449D672.7000506@gmail.com>
To: "David I. Lehn" <dil@lehn.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: public-credentials@w3.org
On 2014-10-23 23:25, David I. Lehn wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:48 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
>>> I would recommend to re-phrase:
>>>
>>> If we can't reliably prove we're entitled to do things on the Web,
>>> we're probably not doing important things on the web.
>>
>> Done:
>>
>> https://github.com/opencreds/website/commit/717f840c77667e839b3bb1b8fe5c66e9317dc67a
>>
>
> -1 on the old and new wording: "If we can't reliably prove we're
> entitled to do things on the Web, then we're probably not doing
> important things on the Web."
>
> I'm not sure what that means, it makes no sense to me at first glance.
> Of course you can do important things without proving you are entitled
> to do so or who you are.  I'm probably reading that wrong but others
> will too.  Need to reword that to, I think, say something about how
> there are things that can't/shouldn't/etc be done on the web without
> first proving who you are etc.

Being "authorized" for a merchant may be only be an opaque token like in Apple Pay.
I don't really see this in the current documents.

Anders

>
> -dave
>
Received on Friday, 24 October 2014 04:33:29 UTC

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