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Re: Terminology poll

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:57:18 -0400
To: public-credentials@w3.org
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On 06/23/2017 05:12 PM, Joe Andrieu wrote:
> So, fwiw, I'm leaning toward issuer, claimant, and verifier,

+1, that feels closer to what we want than "Holder" and "Inspector".

While claimant is a bit awkward (not used very commonly in everyday
conversation), it fits the various modes of operation more accurately
than "Holder".

For example...

The Claimant:

* sometimes is the Subject of the Claims,
* sometimes is the Guardian of the Subject,
* may be the Recipient of the Claims (but not always),
* may be a Prover - they don't share the Claims, but prove they exist,
* may be the Owner of the claims, but not always
* may Present the claims, either directly or indirectly

"The Claimant is the entity that asserts a claim to a Verifier (e.g. I
am asserting I can drive because the DMV says that I passed my driving
test OR I'm booking a rental car for my colleague and here is their
driver's license, which they authorized me to share with you)"

That language feels like it sticks together better than what we have
been doing over the past several weeks.

-- manu

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