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Re: Start of profiles analysis page - 2nd reply

From: Ruben Verborgh <Ruben.Verborgh@UGent.be>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2017 22:28:16 +0000
To: "kcoyle@kcoyle.net" <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
CC: "public-dxwg-wg@w3.org" <public-dxwg-wg@w3.org>, "mail@makxdekkers.com" <mail@makxdekkers.com>
Message-ID: <1AEF6CE9-52B1-4F17-855B-E5D45101D450@ugent.be>
> Unfortunately, the majority case appears to be that profiles are not
> created by coders. A look at the current generation of profiles shows
> that they are Word or PDF documents, most likely written by folks who
> are knowledgeable of the semantics of their community's metadata but who
> do not themselves write code.

They can keep on writing Word and PDF documents;
but we cannot expect all of them to write RDF documents.

So they might be able to define profiles in human-readable ways,
but not necessarily the formal specifications to validate them.

Best,

Ruben
Received on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:28:48 UTC

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