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Re: No false holographs, was Re: [E-CARM] PKI, CAs, TTPs &c.

> But, and here you should really abandon such use, the name
> "holograph" is totally misleading for "a document wholly in the
> handwriting of its author or the handwriting itself" because a true
> "holographic"  property of an object has the characteristic that any
> part of the document can represent the whole object -- which is
> clearly NOT the case here.

I think you'll find it's established legal terminology, at least in some 
jurisdictions.  Indeed, in Scots law someone signing a typewritten or 
printed document can dispense with the need for witnesses by handwriting the 
words "adopted as holograph" above their signature.  Handwritten documents 
are "self-witnessing".

Dr George D M Ross, Department of Computer Science, University of Edinburgh
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