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Re: [dxwg] DCAT 1.1 URL in W3C space

From: Andrea Perego via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 23:10:59 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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Thanks, @makxdekkers .

Backward compatibility is indeed crucial. The new DCAT can have new things - and a wider scope -, relax domain and/or range restrictions, deprecated terms, but this must not affect backward compatibility. And I think this is also in line with the (unwritten?) W3C rules for vocabularies.

If using "version 2" may give the wrong message that the new DCAT is not compatible with the original one, I'm happy with "version 1.1".

I'm also happy with the idea of using the "rev" string (or another keyword). In this case we should probably add a revision number, e.g.:

https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-dcat-rev1/

But the vocabulary namespace must be the same:

http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#

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