UI terminology for calculated validities

Peter Lebbing peter at digitalbrains.com
Fri Apr 25 11:15:40 CEST 2014

On 25/04/14 00:19, Gabriel Niebler wrote:
> And "Authenticity" is an equally clear and additionally _intuitive_
> descriptive name for the same simple, mechanistic concept.
> "Validity" naturally lends itself to the combination of
> expiration/revokation status, and should be used for that (if at all).

I don't think a UI should use both "authentic*" (~ated, ~ity, etc) and "valid*",
because this might not be confusing to newcomers, it would definitely be for
people who already know what "valid" means in OpenPGP context. I think it's
preferable to replace "valid" by "authentic" because it conveys the meaning
better, but you definitely shouldn't then call /something else/ "validity".



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