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Re: Terminology poll

From: David Chadwick <D.W.Chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:26:25 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <822c08e0-6251-fb74-3647-4409b79952dd@kent.ac.uk>
I was going to say statement of fact, but thought than many people would
object to that. So I fully support removing claim and replacing it with
statement of fact


On 27/06/2017 01:12, Steven Rowat wrote:
> On 2017-06-26 4:21 PM, David Chadwick wrote:
>> The Issuer is in fact making a statement, so why call it a claim?
> Not true, taken verbatim. I tried working this through in an example,
> and came to a problem:
> The Issuer is making a 'statement of fact', not just a 'statement'.
> That is, they are tying their statement to the real world. They are
> saying that their statement is true.
> A 'statement of fact' is the same as a claim, in dictionary definitions.
> A 'statement' isn't.
> So I agree the word claim could be removed, but only if it's replaced by
> the same meaning, ie., 'statement of fact' or an equivalent.
> Steven
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