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[webauthn] Consider adding/using personal name examples that are more culturally neutral/diverse [editorial] (#1525)

From: Addison Phillips via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 00:48:43 +0000
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aphillips has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/webauthn:

== Consider adding/using personal name examples that are more culturally neutral/diverse [editorial] ==
1.2.2. Authentication
https://w3c.github.io/webauthn/#sctn-usecase-authentication

> User is shown a list of their example.com identities, e.g., "Sign in as Alice / Sign in as Bob."

Giving examples such as "Alice" and "Bob" is Western (if not U.S.) centric. Consider using more diverse names as examples, including those that are popular globally. (The I18N WG notes that "Alice" and "Bob" are common examples in the security/privacy space.) Elsewhere in the specification we found examples, such as:

> A human-palatable name for the user account, intended only for display. For example, "Alex P. Müller" or "田中 倫". The Relying Party SHOULD let the user choose this, and SHOULD NOT restrict the choice more than necessary.

The "Alex P. Müller" example contains a non-ASCII character, but it is not consistent with German usage (we surmise that German was the intention of the example). The name "田中 倫" contains a space between the family (first, Tanaka) and given (second, Lin/Lynn) name. It's a good example, but is not repeated.

This is a minor editorial comment.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/webauthn/issues/1525 using your GitHub account


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