Re: [Ideas] Diasambugating Identifier and Identity

Alexander Clemm <> Wed, 29 March 2017 02:54 UTC

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I also think that ID is better used for identifier, not identity.

That said, it seems either way there is potential for confusion, so maybe we just need to bite the bullet and spell it out wherever possible.

In cases where abbreviation cannot be avoided, it may be a good idea to refrain from using "ID" at all (also avoid mixed upper/lower case).  IDT works for Identity, how about IDF for identifier (since there is no F in identity)?

--- Alex

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Subject: Re: [Ideas] Diasambugating Identifier and Identity

We can use ID for identifier, and IDn, or IDT for identity (although sometimes IDT is used for identity theft).

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From:Padma Pillay-Esnault
To:Robert Moskowitz,Padma Pillay-Esnault
Date:2017-03-28 14:54:43
Subject:Re: [Ideas] Diasambugating Identifier and Identity

Hi Robert

Thanks for our comment.

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:07 AM, Robert Moskowitz <<>> wrote:
The Identifier/Identity definitions in draft-padma-ideas-problem-statement-01.txt is a good start, it fails in the appreviations used. (There is NO abbreviation for Identity!)

Yes I see your point.

ID should NOT be the appreviation of Identitfier.  People will default to thinking 'Identity' when they see it.  Think about people outside our discussion group.

I propose 'IDf' for Identifier.  'ID' is too owned by Identity.

I feel in the past they were used  interchangeably depending on protocols which further muddles the water.
May be we should have IDy and IDr?

I will be working on proposed wording to improve these definitions.



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