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Re: Data model abstract

From: David Chadwick <d.w.chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:27:17 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <6139759c-a927-b32a-000c-717de14287fe@kent.ac.uk>
Agreed. Well spotted

David

On 12/06/2016 21:12, Steven Rowat wrote:
> On 6/12/16 12:52 PM, David Chadwick wrote:
>> I would like to suggest a change to the latest data model document
>> http://opencreds.org/specs/source/claims-data-model/
>>
>> Specifically, the document abstract currently says
>>
>> A TBD credential is a set of claims made by an entity about an identity.
>> A TBD credential may refer to a qualification, achievement, quality, or
>> other information about an identity such as a name, government ID, home
>> address, or university degree that typically indicates suitability.
>>
>> The problem I have with this, is that the set of claims are being made
>> about an identity, rather than the set of claims actually being the
>> identity. In my opinion the above is in direct contradiction to the
>> first sentence of the abstract which says 'An identity is a collection
>> of attributes about an entity'.
>>
>> I would therefore like to change the abstract to read
>>
>> A TBD credential is a set of claims made by one entity (the issuer)
>> about another entity (the holder). A TBD credential may refer to a
>> qualification, achievement, quality, or other information about the
>> entity. A set of credentials forms one of possibly many identities of
>> the entity.
> 
> Agreed, good change, except one place this change introduces ambiguity
> is that now you have two entities; the final two uses of 'entity' don't
> specify which one. The reader will likely interpolate the correct one,
> but there's risk somebody won't.
> 
> This is easily fixed; I believe the abstract should read [my change in
> brackets]:
> 
> A TBD credential is a set of claims made by one entity (the issuer)
> about another entity (the holder). A TBD credential may refer to a
> qualification, achievement, quality, or other information about the
> [holder] entity. A set of credentials forms one of possibly many
> identities of
> the [holder] entity.
> 
> Steven
> 
> 
> 
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