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Re: Conneg definition was: Re: Start of profiles analysis page - 2nd reply

From: Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:06:05 -0800
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <834a6971-c06a-9580-f774-965ca3e8aa8b@lbl.gov>
If by "profile descriptions" you mean additional human-readable 
documents that might (or might not) accompany a machine-readable profile 
document, I agree. I do think that profiles should provide sufficient 
information for a linked data engine to do something useful with the data.
-Annette


On 12/13/17 11:21 AM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
> +1 - however we may not need to make the profile descriptions 
> themselves parseable as long as we can express the inheritance 
> semantics and attach machine-readable resources for conformance 
> validation.
>
>
> On Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at 02:30 Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net 
> <mailto:kcoyle@kcoyle.net>> wrote:
>
>     +1
>
>     As I understand it, one of the main reasons that the "Guidance"
>     deliverable was included in the charter was exactly because the use of
>     PDF files for profiles was considered a poor practice. However, it
>     wasn't clear what the alternative would be, and thus the Guidance
>     deliverable was included to respond to that. Although it doesn't say
>     this directly, machine readability/parsability is a desirable goal.
>
>     kc
>
>     On 12/12/17 5:23 PM, Annette Greiner wrote:
>     > On a separate note, I really want to discourage use of Word or PDF
>     > files. One needn't be a coder to avail oneself of a simple text
>     editor.
>     > Machine readability deserves at least some consideration, and by
>     machine
>     > readability I don't mean just being viewable with a computer, I mean
>     > being readily parseable.
>     >
>     >
>     > On 12/12/17 2:02 PM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
>     >>
>     >> This may sound like a burden, but its quite a trivial burden on
>     >> infrastructure compared to the burden on end users trying to
>     work out
>     >> what is the same and different in a forest of PDF documents of
>     >> overlapping profiles descriptions. (whilst we want to make
>     publication
>     >> easy, make end use impossible is a poor compromise)
>     >>
>     >>
>     >
>
>     --
>     Karen Coyle
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>

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Annette Greiner
NERSC Data and Analytics Services
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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