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Re: Auth

At 09:46 AM 4/1/97 -0500, David P. Kemp wrote:
>Thank you, Jon.
>I agree that the meaning/intent of SPKI would be *much* clearer if the
>word "certificate" was replaced by "assertion".

I thought Jon was advocating "assert" in place of "auth".

There remains the open question of whether to have 1 labeled object or
4 and what to label them if we have multiple ones.

Of course, I don't want to see these questions remain open very long.
I hope to resolve all these at Memphis.

>I also agree that "attribute" is a better name for a field in an SPKI
>assertion than "auth", but there may be some who feel that attribute
>sounds too X.509-like :-).

At this point, I don't sense much sensitivity in the group in the form of
making sure we're not accused of being X.509-like.

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