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Re: VOTE: Verifiable Claims Terminology

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:57:19 -0700
To: public-credentials@w3.org, Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Message-ID: <06026f00-7003-b384-c3d6-1fd262c4debc@sunshine.net>
On 6/10/16 8:54 AM, Dave Longley wrote:

> This is an "Identity Profile":
>
> {
>   "id": "<id from the identifier registry>",
>   "type": "Identity",
>   /* ...attributes asserted in this particular profile */
> }
>
> Note that the document above is referred to as an "Identity Profile",
> but the "type" associated with the "id" is "Identity". You can have many
> "Identity Profiles" for any particular "id", but the thing the
> attributes therein are talking about is of type "Identity".
>
>

I don't think I understand this difference yet, unless there also 
exist instances that are not "Identity Profiles", yet also have an 
'id', and a type: 'Identity'. Otherwise, why not just call the "type" 
for "Identity Profile"..."Identity Profile" ?

If this is true, can you give an example of one -- something that 
isn't an Identity Profile, but would use the type: "Identity"?

Steven
Received on Friday, 10 June 2016 16:57:44 UTC

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