UI terminology for calculated validities
gabriel.niebler at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 00:13:32 CEST 2014
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Am 24.04.2014 11:13, schrieb Peter Lebbing:
> I think "authenticity" covers the overtones much better than
> "validity", now that you mention it. It even makes me wonder why it
> wasn't chosen in the first place :). You have convinced me that it
> is the better term to use.
Thank you very much!
> I'm not enthousiastic about "ownership", because it feels like a
> synonym to "User ID" in OpenPGP context.
Yes, I simply posted both options that had occurred to me, but
thinking a bit more about it I agree that "authenticity" is the
The word "ownership" only works with another word (established,
confirmed, ascertained), because it is not a property of the UserID
itself. I can't say a UserID "has ownership", it's the other way
around. And the question is not "Who owns this UserID?", but rather
"Who owns this key? Is it the entity behind this UserID?" - that's not
nearly as clear as "Is this UserID authentic (for this key)?".
Finally, speaking of computed, fractional values of ownership sounds
So yes, "authenticity" gets the point across better and would also
work as a drop-in replacement of "validity".
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