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From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 22:28:46 +0100
To: Public DWBP WG <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Cc: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>, "Tandy, Jeremy" <jeremy.tandy@metoffice.gov.uk>
Message-ID: <5618318E.8090605@w3.org>
Dear all,

As the WG is well aware, Erik has been flying the flag for Webby 
data/hypermedia.

It took me a while to work out just what Erik was getting at, mainly 
because I have been somewhat word blind. When you've seen a document as 
much as we've seen the BP doc, you think things are there that aren't 
and vice versa.

It was Jeremy Tandy (SDW and CSV WG) pointed out to me last week what 
was missing - which is what I think Erik has been saying for a while. 
Erik says it differently but I dare to hope that what I've suggested as 
a new BP addresses his issue.

We had a BP that said "use persistent URIs as identifiers". And then  it 
said *Datasets* must be identified by persistent URIs. What it didn't 
say was that data points within the data should also be URIs where possible.

I've drafted a BP to cover this, see
http://philarcher1.github.io/dwbp/bp.html#identifiersWithinDatasets

For those who were there, this is the short form of my over-long talk in 
Sao Paulo the other day ;-)

The BP emphasises the importance of links between things that are 
identified. It does this with reference to the Web in general and then 
cites *both* 5 stars of linked data and Erik's words on hypermedia as 
examples of what this means.

@Erik - is that doc going to stay on GitHub? Any chance it might find a 
more stable/permanent home? I really don't like linking to GH in a W3C 
Rec track document.

I very much doubt this BP will go through unchanged, but I've had a go 
at drafting it and have created the pull request. I hope the WG will 
discuss it and not just merge it.

HTH

Phil.

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Phil Archer
W3C Data Activity Lead
http://www.w3.org/2013/data/

http://philarcher.org
+44 (0)7887 767755
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