Thursday, November 20, 2008

Default behaviour

From the Free Dictionary
claim n. A statement of something as a fact; an assertion of truth

If you buy this definition, then any identity attribute an STS delivers as a 'claim' to an RP should, by default, be interpreted by that RP as that STS asserting it as a true fact.

Consequently, more appropriate than an STS indicating that a particular claim had been 'verified', would be for the STS to instead indicate which attributes had not (and thereby guide the RP's default interpretation).

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