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A Trustmark is an image with a Trust Link which can help lead a user to trusting a web site or digital document. The Trustmark itself is optional.
What is Trust on the web?
It might be accurate to say:
- I am my own Trust Authority.
- I have a list of trust authorities I will accept (on the browser that list is maintained by your browser mfg.)
- Trustmarks are trivial to duplicate and mislead.
- A Trust Link is just a URL which can lead to a misleading Trust Authority.
Trusmarks are just an aid to find a Trust Link.
Trusmarks acne be used by:
- Federations with a link to the entity statement that applies to the site/document.
- Notary Seal with a link that shows who notarized what.
- See the Trustmark Evolving Design Pattern for one explaining about how Trustmarks can be used.
- See the Trust Chain for the path of Trust Links that should be avialable.