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Re: Architecture Stages, and options of Subject-Holder

From: Dave Crocker <dcrocker@bbiw.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:37:09 -0400
To: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>, public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <77538126-a26d-b564-e9d7-e5eb058611ac@bbiw.net>
On 6/15/2016 1:10 AM, Steven Rowat wrote:
> On 6/14/16 8:22 PM, Dave Crocker wrote:
>> FWIW, though I'm not pursuing the concern, given the time constraints,
>> I believe we will find that assigning the creation of identifiers to
>> the Holder, rather than to the Subject, is going to turn out to be
>> problematic, because it conflates claims processing with
>> identification processing.
> But isn't it all claims processing?

No.  Identifiers usually are created for some purpose other than making 
claims. Although there are specialized functions that solely concern 
claims, those functions are typically (or at least often) part of some 
organization or effort that is focused on other goals.  AOL created 
identifiers for enabling online access, for use in instant messaging, 
etc.  The more general role of an identifier came later.

Same for use of 'email identifiers'.  And so on.


   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking
Received on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 13:45:02 UTC

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