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Re: Alternative terminology for "consumer"

From: Stone, Matt <matt.stone@pearson.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:50:21 -0600
Message-ID: <CA+w1=RR0s3UW+ZiJQ-ciYpGF3KSMdkmcfHBYQJ-TP=YqnjEkrw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
"inquiring" and "accepting" are probably the closest verbs for what this
party is doing in the transaction.  Neither term is very intuitive. -- one
of the aspects of "consume" that I like is that of impermanence - the claim
is consumed once it's verified.  If proof is needed again at a later date,
it must be verified again.

An achievement or attribute at a given time may be an indelible fact, but a
claim that is verifiable may not be. Consumption is real in this case.


Matt Stone

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>

> On 03/29/2016 12:22 PM, Stone, Matt wrote:
> > in which document do we define this?  Is the consumer, the one who
> > has asked the earner for proof of an achievement?  in job search
> > scenario, it would be the prospective employer...
> http://w3c.github.io/webpayments-ig/VCTF/use-cases/index.html#ic-consuming-claims
> That link talks about consumers of claims and you can click on
> "consumer" there and it will jump to the glossary section.
> A "consumer" is one who asks a holder to provide credentials containing
> verifiable claims so they can authenticate the holder and "consume"
> those claims in some way. Examples would be merchant websites that need
> to confirm that a person is of a certain age in order to buy a product,
> prospective employers that want to verify the credentials of job
> applicants, and loan officers that want to ensure they are lending to
> the appropriate person.
> --
> Dave Longley
> Digital Bazaar, Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 16:51:26 UTC

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