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Re: [webauthn] Support `discoverableCredential` field in the API. (#1565)

From: Lucas Garron via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 03:46:51 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-776418906-1612928810-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
> In Level 3 we can clarify more if people are still confused but would prefer no more variables.

I don't think it's so much a problem of clarification. If you dig, the spec unambiguously states that they mean the same thing (which is quite helpful!). But as it stands, there is no way to infer this if someone doesn't tell it to you: every person learning learning the spec has to learn this inconsistency, and has to document/explain it to every colleague who interacts with their WebAuthn implementation.

I'm advocating that the cost of introducing a synonym is worth the ability to use consistent terminology in the future developer experience (prioritizing authors over implementers and spec authors).

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