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Re: Terminology poll

From: David Chadwick <D.W.Chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:59:39 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <0bf53ef8-70f4-18ce-0aa9-47b35f8cf8f5@kent.ac.uk>
Wouldnt this be solved by calling VCs verifiable credentials rather than
claims and removing the word claim from our vocabulary.

regards

David

On 26/06/2017 23:33, Steven Rowat wrote:
> On 2017-06-26 3:00 PM, David Chadwick wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 26/06/2017 16:59, Dave Longley wrote:
>>> A potential problem with claimant is that the entity that actually makes
>>> the claim is the issuer.
>>
>> You are misinterpreting the word 'makes' in your sentence above. In the
>> various dictionary definitions of claimant, 'makes a claim' is used to
>> denote 'asking for something', not 'manufacturing' or 'producing' a
>> claim, which is your semantic
> 
> 
> I believe that in both this and your accompanying email, David, with the
> definitions of 'claimant' showing that this can't be the person who
> actually produces the claim, you are correct.
> 
> But I believe the problem with using 'Claimant', capital 'C', in the
> 'Holder/Presenter...' role is that there is already, unless we change
> this too, a Claim, capital 'C', that *is* produced by the Issuer.
> 
> If we used 'Claimant', then we'd be in the position of having:
> Person A, the Claimant, 'makes a claim' that the Claim made by the
> Issuer is correct.
> 
> If would force us to have 'making a claim' (colloquially) apply to both
> roles.
> 
> That seems an unavoidable byproduct of having the official word 'Claim'
> for what's being produced by the Issuer.
> 
> I believe this would cause unnecessary confusion and should be avoided.
> 
> Steven
> 
> 
>> regards
>>
>> David
>>
>>
>>
> 
> 
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